Police say drunk woman left child, 7, along side of Main Road

A Cutchogue woman was arrested Wednesday afternoon for leaving her 7-year-old son unattended on the side of Route 25 in Mattituck, Southold Police said.

Christina Scartha, 44, was highly intoxicated while lying on a sidewalk near the bus stop on the north side of Main Road, according to a report. Police said they were alerted by an anonymous tip.

Following her arraignment in Southold Justice Court on a misdemeanor count of endangering the welfare of a child, Ms. Scartha taken to the county jail in Riverside in lieu of $1,500 bail, according to a report.

Police said the boy was brought to headquarters and then turned over to his father.