BAY SHORE - Police say a Bay Shore mother left her four young children alone in her car while she went drinking.

Maria Cepparo was arrested at Momo's Bar in Holbrook at around midnight.

Police say they found her children in her car with no heat on and the doors unlocked. One of the children is autistic, police say.

Cepparo was charged with endangering the welfare of a child. Her children are now with their grandmother.