Police in Saratoga County arrested a mother of three young kids just two days before Christmas after she allegedly left them home alone for hours -  and one of them called 911.

"The investigation discovered three children under the age of 12 had been knowingly left alone by Sheehy at the home for hours. Sheehy returned to the home a short time later. Once on scene, Troopers arrested Sheehy for Driving While Intoxicated and Endangering the Welfare of a Child. - NYSP Troop G


How did police learn that three children in Saratoga County were by themselves?

They received a 911 call from one of the kids in the house.

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On December 23rd, State Police in Saratoga reported the arrest of Charlene M. Sheehy, 38, of Milton, NY.

According to the report, police say they got the 911 call at 7:25 AM on the morning of Dec. 23rd.  It was from one of the worried children who told them they were home alone and that their mom was "missing."

When police investigated, they learned that Sheehy wasn't actually missing.

Instead, they believe she had been out drinking, allegedly leaving her kids home by themselves for hours.

All three kids in the house were under 12 years old according to NYSP.

Sheehy did come home eventually and when she did, Troopers were on the scene.

When she arrived home, police say she blew a 0.21% BAC, which is more than twice the legal limit.

She was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated and Endangering the Welfare of a Child and released to a sober party.

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