Formal charges are pending against a New Town woman and her Minot boyfriend after they allegedly left a 9-year-old child alone overnight in a camper.

Formal charges are pending against a New Town woman and her Minot boyfriend after they allegedly left a 9-year-old child alone overnight in a camper.

Minot police say the couple were arrested Sunday morning after officers who responded to a report of a possible crime determined they were both drunk and had left the child alone all night in a camper at a recreational vehicle park in the city.

The man and woman were taken into custody for alleged child neglect. The child was put into protective custody with Ward County Social Services.