Pearl River Woman Charged with DWI, Leaving 2 Kids Home Alone

Police investigating a domestic dispute in Tappan stop her car for speeding.

A Pearl River woman involved in a domestic dispute in Tappan early Monday morning was charged with drunken driving and endangering two children by leaving them home alone, according to Orangetown Police.

Maureen P. Maye, 50, was stopped by a town officer at 2:25 a.m. for speeding and driving erratically in a red 2001 Honda Civic on Lester Drive in Tappan. Police were investigating a report of a domestic dispute on Summit Avenue in Tappan around the same time and had learned one of the people involved had driven off in a red Honda.

Police said they confirmed that it was Maye who was involved in the incident on Summit Avenue. At the time, police said Maye appeared intoxicated and failed several field sobriety tests.

Maye was taken to Orangetown Police Headquarters in Orangeburg, where police said she refused to take a chemical breath test for alcohol. While Maye was at police headquarters, police said they received information that Maye might have left two children, ages 9 and 12, unsupervised at her home in Pearl River.

Police said two town officers went to her home and confirmed two children were home alone.

Maye was charged with driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor, and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor. She was also cited for traffic violations.

Maye was later released to a friend pending a Feb. 20 hearing in Orangetown Town Court. Police said the incident was also referred to Rockland County's Child Protective Services.

AuntLes January 23, 2013 at 01:33 PM
http://pearlriver.patch.com/articles/pearl-river-woman-accused-of-dwi-after-accident-in-school-parking-lot The above link refers to an April 10, 2011 incident-- and now once again. so a double offender.. wonder if there's other incidents?
NoName January 23, 2013 at 04:36 PM
Yikes!! I remember that now. Sad. Obviosuly in need of help.
JMom January 23, 2013 at 05:13 PM
Those kids are being tried as juvenile offenders, so their names are protected by law (yes, even the 18 year olds). If they were being charged as adults, then their names would be released. It's not this website's decision whether or not to print the names.
AuntLes January 23, 2013 at 07:30 PM
Very sad indeed. I'm all for giving the benefit of the doubt. And yes there's lots of crimes that don't get publicized while others do. But the first incident in 2011 was Ms Maye leaving a SCHOOL parking lot. It was 2:11am so at least there were no CHILDREN present at the school. This shows a major LACK of common sense, responsibility, maturity, decision making and god knows how many other adjectives a person should have. As far as her name and picture - while I do understand the perception that not everything should be published - in many ways it is done much in the way the Scarlet Letter was used - as a public consequence of one's actions - people are assumed accountable for their actions and when they screw up - knowing all your friends, neighbors, coworkers, family will read about it is thought to be an additional deterrant... sort of like the idea that the death penalty as a punishment would make people think twice about murder.
Shaira Leah Gomez January 24, 2013 at 06:24 AM
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