White Plains woman arrested for giving teens rum

December 30, 2010 4:22:05 AM PST
Police say a New York woman shared two bottles of rum with two teenagers for helping her shovel snow after the blizzard.

White Plains public safety police commissioner, David Chong, says the boys came home in a "highly intoxicated state" on Monday and their parents called police.

Police charged 41-year-old Silvia Deleon with unlawfully dealing with a minor, a misdemeanor. The boys are 17 and 18. New York's legal drinking age is 21.

Chong says Deleon shared a bottle of rum with them after they shoveled her driveway. The boys then offered to dig her car out.

Chong says she drove them to a liquor store and bought another rum bottle, which they consumed together.

It wasn't clear if Deleon had an attorney. There's no phone listing for a Silvia Deleon.

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