Toddler Accidentally Served With Alcohol Instead of Fruit Juice
A toddler drank half a glass of whisky through a straw after a restaurant accidentally served him spirits instead of fruit juice at his second birthday party.
Sonny Rees drank the 40 per cent alcohol, which was served with water, when the error went unnoticed at Frankie and Benny’s restaurant in Swansea.
But when he started pulling strange faces and wriggling in his chair each time he took a sip, his mother smelled the unmistakable whiff of spirits in his glass.
Sonny was taken to an accident and emergency unit where he was kept under observation by doctors.
His anxious mother Nina Rees, 34, said: ‘We went to the restaurant just after midday, and I had ordered him lime juice and water, his favourite.
‘The drinks arrived and i was encouraging him to take sips because he was eating salty things.
‘We had finished our first course when we noticed he was pulling a face as he was drinking. I took the glass from him and took a sip myself.