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.