BELFAST, Maine — Police arrested a local woman who allegedly was intoxicated last Friday night when she went through a Dairy Queen drive-thru with two children in her vehicle.
It is the second time in a month that police have charged Christy Neumann, 42, for driving while intoxicated with children in her car.
In the Belfast incident, police responded to a 10 p.m. report that Neumann was “very clearly, extremely intoxicated” while at the drive-thru line at the fast food restaurant, according to Belfast Police Chief Mike McFadden.
A report published in the Penobscot Bay Pilot online newspaper stated that Neumann had argued with staff at the restaurant, telling them that she was actually at McDonald’s and demanding that they serve the children a Happy Meal. She was traveling with her 3-year-old daughter and a 10-year-old boy who was not her son.
Neumann failed field sobriety tests, McFadden said, and was taken to the Waldo County Jail to be booked. The children were picked up from the Dairy Queen by a guardian, the chief said.
Neumann was charged with operating under the influence, violation of conditions of release from a previous charge and endangering the welfare of a child.
The bail conditions she was supposed to comply with stemmed from an incident on July 25 in Searsport, when she also was arrested and charged with operating under the influence and endangering the welfare of a child.