BRUNSWICK, Maine — A 33-year-old woman faces charges of operating under the influence and endangering the life of a child after police allegedly found her passed out in a car with her two small children in the back seat on Sunday.
Kathleen McGreavy of Woolwich was charged with operating under the influence and endangering the life of a child, Deputy Chief Marc Hagan of the Brunswick Police Department said Monday.
Officer Paul Plummer was headed south on Route 1 at 2:50 p.m. Sunday when he saw a group of people gathered on the Androscoggin River Bicycle and Pedestrian Path looking across the highway at a 2005 Toyota Camry pulled to the side of the northbound lanes, Hagan said. Plummer then saw a small child waving from the back seat of the car.
When Plummer pulled up behind the car, he saw two children, ages 6 and 3, in car seats in the back seat, and McGreavy apparently asleep in the front seat, Hagan said.
Plummer banged on the window until McGreavy awoke. She was taken to Mid Coast Hospital, where she was charged with the crimes.
Correction: An earlier version of this report incorrectly stated that McGreavy was arrested. Police issued her a summons on charges of operating under the influence and endangering the life of a child.