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Police Report: Scarsdale Mom Arrested for DWI with Child in the Car

boosterseatOn June 8, police arrested Alison J. Abramson, 42, of Scarsdale, on charges of driving while intoxicated (first offense), leaving the scene of an accident and failure to obey a police officer. Abramson at first did not pull over to the side of Church Lane when police were following her with lights and sirens on. After police got backup, they were able to get Abramson to stop her 2014 GMC. When asked why she didn't pull over, she said she didn't know what to do when being followed by a patrol car with flashing lights and sirens on. Police noticed her breath smelled of alcohol while she was talking. When asked to produce her driver's license, Abramson gave police a medical ID card and a business card for dog grooming services. Then she said she could not find her license. She was travelling with a child in a booster seat. Her car was damaged, as noted by police. While speaking with Abramson at the scene of the traffic stop, police received information that the GMC had been in an accident and that Abramson left the scene of the accident. Abramson denied drinking any alcohol. She failed field sobriety tests. An alco-sensor test indicated a blood alcohol level of .179. Police asked Abramson to make arrangements to have someone pick up her child, so she called the child's live-in nanny. The nanny picked up the child and took the child home. Abramson was arrested and taken to headquarters. She was released, pending a future court appearance.

Trespassing Arrest
On June 8, police arrested Danlis D. Grullon, 26, of Yonkers, on a charge of second-degree trespassing after he was observed in a Chesterfield Road family's garage without permission. The homeowner saw Grullon in the garage wearing a beige coat, dark colored backpack and sandals, and then she called police. Shortly thereafter, the homeowner confronted Grullon by asking him, "What are you doing here?" He replied, "Where is Chesterfield Road?" Grullon then left the garage and was seen walking around the neighborhood, possibly checking out the homeowner's car. Police picked up Grullon and arrested him. He was released on his own recognizance, pending a future court appearance.

Identity Theft
On June 5, a Saxon Woods Road woman reported fraudulent charges on her Discover credit card. Discover card services is following up.

On June 9, a Herkimer Road man reported being the victim of identity theft.

Jogger
A caller reported a man jogging at Scarsdale High School track in his underwear June 8. Patrol observed the man and confirmed he was wearing running shorts – not underwear.

Suspicions
An Edgewood woman told police she thought someone was tapping her phone June
10. Police found no evidence of a wiretap and asked the woman if she wanted to seek treatment in a hospital or talk with someone about her problems. She adamantly refused.

Taxi
Police called a taxi for a woman on Post Road, attempting to walk home to Eastchester from White Plains, after midnight June 9.

Scofflaw
A parking enforcement officer noticed a parked car, with scofflaw violations, on Scarsdale Avenue June 6. The registered owner owed $620 in unpaid parking tickets. The car was towed to the police impound lot.

Bikes
A caller reported kids riding their bikes in he street, giving people the finger and doing wheelies in the street June 11. Patrol spoke with kids, and the kids promised to be more respectful.

Loud Music
A Boulder Brook Road resident complained about a neighbor playing loud music, which was preventing the resident's children from staying focused on final exam studying June 11. Patrol explained that no violations were occurring, but patrol nevertheless advised the neighbor about the resident's complaints. The neighbor agreed to lower the volume of her music.

Post Office
The retail section at the Chase Road post office was not secured with a gate June 11. Patrol notified the postal police who advised an employee. The employee was then en route to address the matter. In the meantime, patrol attempted to secure the metal gate.

Cars and Roadways
A parked Jeep was found running with its lights on June 5 on Chase Road. The driver was found in Chat restaurant. He apologized and told police he must have forgotten to press the car's "stop" button. He turned the car off in patrol's presence.

A car ran out of gas on Popham Road June 5. The driver's brother brought gas for the car, and the car started again. Then, the driver drove the car away.

Potholes were reported on Bypass June 11. Police notified the highway department for repair.

Twelve car accidents were reported in the village this week.

Lost Dog
Police reunited a lost Nelson Road dog with its Nelson Road owner, after the dog was discovered in a neighbor's yard, June 9.

Village Code
Police issued a summons to a man using a leaf blower on Heathcote Road, in violation of village code, June 7.

Patrol issued a summons to people using gas-powered leaf blowers on Hampton and Paddington roads June 8.

Patrol removed deteriorated garage sale signs from utility poles on Weaver Street June 8.

Patrol issued a summons to people using gas-powered leaf blowers on Olmsted and Heathcote roads June 9.

Patrol issued a warning to a Wildwood Road resident regarding noise from a dog June 10.

On June 10, a neighbor complained of noise from a Fairview Road party. Patrol told the hostess, and she agreed to turn down the music.

Lost and Found
An earring was found on the sidewalk of Greenacres Avenue and given to police for safekeeping June 6.

A lost license plate was found on Heathcote Road June 8. Patrol found the owner of the plate, a Willow Lane resident, and returned it to her.

A passerby found an unattended purse on the sidewalk of East Parkway and gave it to police.

Firefighters
Firefighters helped an elderly Carthage Road resident change a smoke alarm battery June 8.

Firefighters helped Con Edison workers check for possible gas migration into a Colby Lane house while Con Edison was addressing a nearby gas leak in the street June 8.

A child accidentally got locked inside a Church Lane bedroom June 8. Before firefighters arrived, the child's grandfather forced open the door with a sledgehammer. The child was uninjured.

Elevated carbon monoxide levels were detected in a Heathcote Road house June 11. Firefighters determined the cause was a backup generator that had just be run for its weekly test. The generator's exhaust drain valve was open, and this caused exhaust to enter the basement. Firefighters ventilated the basement with fans and explained the problem to the resident and the resident's security personnel.

This week, firefighters assisted at two car accidents in the village and on parkways. They responded to 19 false fire alarms caused by device malfunction, construction dust, accidental manual activation, cooking smoke, burnt food, shower steam and candle smoke.

This report covering police and fire department activity from June 5-11has been compiled from official information.

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+3 #39 Sympathy 2017-06-27 14:49
Dear Anonymous

Your term “Social utility” is an interesting term. I believe firmly, and I am not alone, that there will be people who drive drunk who will think twice if they knew that it would be in the public domain if they were caught, the lives that this would save would fall squarely within my understanding of social utility.
When Scarsdale10583 is posting stories based on the police report they are posting news. Your idea that they should post a list of ….”EVERYONE in this town who has a DUI arrest…” is therefore at best a non sequitur.
You seem to have a problem with the people having convicted her in the “court of public opinion” yet given this detailed report to you have any reasonable doubt of her guilt? The police and witnesses would have to be coordinated in a massive conspiracy for her not to be guilty. I love that we have a great legal system in this country and she is technically “innocent until proven guilty” but if she were found “not- guilty” in a court of law she would not necessarily be innocent!
The bottom line here was that there was a mostly healthy debate about the dangers of drunk driving that was inspired by her apparent, repeated, dangerous behavior not a personal attack on her but rather outrage at her “alleged” (a nod to the possibility that she is innocent) felony. For all your dislike of peoples’ thoughts here and your defense of her ,and people like her , she and they can avoid being shamed by choosing not to commit a potentially deadly crime.
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-5 #38 Anonymous 2017-06-25 23:38
I really disagree with your position and rationale.

First, let me clarify that I don't know this woman, I'm not defending her behavior, I think DUIs should be prosecuted to the full extent of law (including jail time), and I don't think anyone has an obligation to go help her as some have suggested.

At the core, what I'm arguing is that publicly naming and debating people on this website provides ZERO social utility and should be stopped.

Here are some things to consider:

1) This person was arrested. They were NOT convicted (yet). You give an example below of someone being "accused." So is that your standard for having people publicly shamed? You just have to be accused? If that's the standard, then let's allow everyone to post accusations about others on this website. In fact, let's post on this website the names of everyone in town who has ever been arrested and what the charges were -- no need to check if they were convicted. We just need to get the information out there, right? I mean, I need to know what everyone else in this town has ever done wrong so I know who I can talk to and what stores and services to frequent.

2) Your comment of "it may help their colleagues think twice before committing a similar act" -- really? Really? Yeah, the people who drink and drive are really going to think twice once they read this website -- NOT.

3) On your terrorist example, so again, you get to rely on an accusation and not a conviction? So your scenario is the person who is a terrorist, but hasn't been arrested by the authorities, and you get to be the arbiter of how to treat them? I know you were exaggerating, but underlying your entire logic is an assumption that the person is guilty. And again, no one on this website seems to be making a distinction between an accusation, an arrest, and being convicted. That's why I stand by my point that the court is where these things first need to be decided and the appropriate justice determined there.

4) It sounds like everyone who knows this family is well aware of the drinking problem ALREADY. So if anyone here on this website was going to carpool with her, and now won't because of this amazing website, please raise your hand and post something to support this point. Because otherwise, you and others are imagining a scenario that doesn't exist.

5) Here's another scenario that no one seems to have considered. Let's say this women gets sober and gets help. And it's a few years from now and she's trying to lead a productive, responsible life. Is it fair to have this article searchable on the web and continue to cause negative repercussions? And her children have to endure their mother's name being public like this? If you think this public naming is good, then you should figure out a way to get the records for EVERYONE in this town who has a DUI arrest (no need to check for conviction again) and go post that list on this site. If you don't support that, then you are being hypocritical to single this person out.

6) In virtually any other town in the U.S., people's names do not show up on public websites like this when they get arrested. It's because we live in Scarsdale that this incident generates interest and a desire to pile on and publicly shame. I think it's appalling.

7) Your teacher example is another ridiculous scenario for Scarsdale. When people need to be truly vetted for a job like a teacher, there are databases that can be searched for convictions (not arrests). And there is a sexual assault database open for public search. By the way, if you aren't signed up for that, then you're lazy, you aren't protecting yourself and your children (if you have them), and you must just like mindlessly reading salacious articles on this website.

Now everyone can return to convicting this person in the court of public opinion and feeling superior.

Quoting First offense?:
I think your view is reasonable and not uncommon. But let me offer my alternative view:
Information is valuable in making better decisions, and secrecy often allows perpetrators to continue to victimize.

If someone has been accused of sexual assault, maybe I will think twice about letting them date my daughter.
If someone has multiple DUIs, maybe I won't let them drive my child home from a class birthday party.
If a teacher has a history of misconduct with students, maybe I should question why my school district hired them.
If someone has spent the past 20 yrs exploring the beauty of the Afghan/Pakistani border, maybe I won't sell them my excess fertilizer/uranium/assault rifles.

Social ostracization probably doesn't help "them", but it may help "us" avoid a bad and forseeable outcome. Losing their job doesn't help them, but it may help their colleagues think twice before committing a similar act. Children are perceptive, they probably have figured out something is wrong or will realize it when they are old enough to process their childhood experiences. The damage to them is greater from the repeated parental behavior over the course of 3+ yrs than from the publication of one incident on a community website.

I don't think shaming is a great thing. But if that is the price of knowledge, so be it. If there is a way to achieve the latter without the former, I would welcome it.
I hope the people that enter your life don't have prior behaviors that repeat and hurt you or others. [note the difference in sentiment vs. your last sentence]


Quoting Anonymous:
I think that naming people on this website is very detrimental. The legal court is the arbiter of appropriate justice. Naming people on this website merely publicly shames them, which is a very negative outcome. It makes the person easily searchable on the web and stigmatizes them for both professional opportunities and socially. If someone has a drinking problem, does anyone think that losing their job or having diminished income and being socially ostracized is going to help them? Do you realize that there's a reason why AA has "anonymous" in its name? How about the impact on the children? For anyone who thinks that public shaming is a good thing to do, I hope that your personal shortcomings, whether criminal or not, are put on display for the world to judge.
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+7 #37 Hmmm 2017-06-22 09:53
Quoting Anonymous:
I think that naming people on this website is very detrimental. The legal court is the arbiter of appropriate justice. Naming people on this website merely publicly shames them, which is a very negative outcome. It makes the person easily searchable on the web and stigmatizes them for both professional opportunities and socially. If someone has a drinking problem, does anyone think that losing their job or having diminished income and being socially ostracized is going to help them? Do you realize that there's a reason why AA has "anonymous" in its name? How about the impact on the children? For anyone who thinks that public shaming is a good thing to do, I hope that your personal shortcomings, whether criminal or not, are put on display for the world to judge.



This woman was drunk with a child in the car, she left the scene of an accident, and she very well could have run someone over in this accident. SHE DIDNT STOP!

All of you talking about shaming, where were you when everyone was bulling and piling on Myra Kirkendall? That woman committed NO CRIME; she cared about fairness in the community and was treated as if she were Donald Trump himself!
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+7 #36 And other thoughts. 2017-06-20 21:16
"I don't think shaming is a great thing. But if that is the price of knowledge, so be it. If there is a way to achieve the latter without the former, I would welcome it."
I agree with this because her actions, more than once, have put other people's lives in dangers including her own child's and maybe yours. Or mine.
And to those who say "reach out and help," I know for a fact that many of her friends tried, for months and even years, to help. They reached out to her family and they reached out to her to no avail. They stopped carpooling with her. I would never let my kids in a car with someone who has a history of Driving while intoxicated. And what does "reach out and help" even mean? Like some stranger on this site should ring her doorbell and offer to help her get sober?
And as a side note, she's a vet, and I sure as hell wouldn't even bring a cockatoo with a stuffy beak to her.
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+10 #35 First public offense ? 2017-06-19 20:53
S. Mote

It would be unlikely that I would raise her child if she were to go to jail but I believe that not to be the standard that we should use in a discussion about crime and punishment. It appears that you may know her given that you reference her "special needs child". Her children are in clear danger and that is why the system should step in. I grew up in a family that fostered over 60 children who came to my family in many cases in clear danger and my family knows how, and has given help. I did not "punish her" ... Your words....SHE is rather punishing her family and potentially us if she were to crash in to us while incoherently drunk in the middle of the day.

I am not "jumping over the site"but rather trying to get people to take drunk driving seriously.
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+12 #34 Purple 2017-06-19 20:22
S Mote: is it my job to help this woman or is it her job not to kill other people? You're a fruitcake.
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-7 #33 NotAGenius 2017-06-19 17:52
Quoting D. Smith:
And your idea of helping her is doing Google searches so that her name comes up more often? Genius. Quoting First offense?:
Unfortunately, a quick google search tells me that this DWI isn't their first offense. Hopefully something is done to prevent a third occurrence.


Thats not how google works
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-14 #32 S. Mote 2017-06-19 16:59
Are you going to raise her kids if she goes to jail, especially her special needs child? Yes, she should not be drinking and certainly not driving while drinking and driving. Maybe offering her help would be better than jumping all over this site to punish her.


Quoting First public offense ?:
Bee

It is not her first offense as she was arrested a couple of years ago in Scarsdale. The CDC estimates that DWI arrests happen at a ratio of 1 too 100 of events of drunk driving. she needs to go to jail as she refuses to modify her behavior. She was yards from my children. She should do some jail time as that may shock her into driving sober before she kills one of us.
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+5 #31 First public offense ? 2017-06-18 17:02
Purple

Thanks for checking with the police. In addition the other website says she was charged with a misdemeanor rather than a felony ....that would be horrible as well given she had a kid in the car and ran from the police and was not just drunk but more than twice the limit.
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+10 #30 Purple 2017-06-18 09:19
"Greenacres parent" is spot on. Any judge or lawyer who may have modified the charges as a courtesy would be responsible if she ever harms someone. I've already emailed the police chief to ask why this article indicates first offense when it clearly wasn't.
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