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Police: New York woman gave rum to snow-shoveling teens

Updated: December 29, 2010 1:25PM

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a New York woman shared rum with two teenagers who helped her shovel snow.

White Plains public safety police commissioner, David Chong, says the boys’ parents called police after the teens came home in a “highly intoxicated state” Monday.

The boys are 17 and 18. New York’s legal drinking age is 21.

Police charged 41-year-old Silvia Deleon with unlawfully dealing with a minor, a misdemeanor.

Chong says Deleon shared a bottle of rum with the two boys 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.

There’s no phone listing for Deleon and it wasn’t clear if she had an attorney.

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