Police: New Paltz mom crashed car while drunk, left the scene, assaulted deputy

The Ulster County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 33-year-old woman following a motor vehicle accident in Rosendale.

On Feb. 4, at approximately 9:30 p.m. deputies responded to an accident in the town of Rosendale. While investigating, a second 911 call was received reporting an intoxicated female who just arrived at a residence in New Paltz. New Paltz Police made contact with the female, identified as Mary T. Klein, 33, of New Paltz. Deputies then responded to the residence, where they found Klein’s vehicle was damaged in a way consistent with the accident. Investigation determined Klein’s two children were in the vehicle at the time of the accident. While being processed, police said Klein assaulted a deputy.

Klein was charged with the felonies of DWI, Aggravated DWI and Assault in the Second Degree, the misdemeanors of Endangering the Welfare of a Child and Obstructing Governmental Administration in the Second Degree, as well as the infractions of Leaving the Scene of a Property Damage Accident and Speed Not Reasonable or Prudent.


Klein was arraigned in the Town of Esopus Court and remanded to the Ulster County Jail in lieu of $15,000 cash bail or $30,000 secured bond.

Deputies were assisted by members of the New Paltz Police Department.