The woman who allegedly stole a Mount Vernon school bus and then went on a drunken joyride through the city before crashing it into two cars has been charged with criminal possession of stolen property, police said.
The woman has been officially identified as Ana T. Fuentas, 22, of Brooklyn. Police said that Fuentas had attempted to use a false identity after she was arrested Friday.
Mount Vernon police found Fuentas semiconscious behind the wheel of a yellow school bus owned by the Atlantic Express Bus Co. after the bus crashed on South Fourth Avenue about noon.
She was taken to Mount Vernon Hospital, complaining of back and chest pains.
Fuentas was released from the hospital over the weekend, arraigned in Mount Vernon City Court and sent to Westchester County Jail, Mount Vernon Mayor Ernie Davis' office said.
Police said Fuentas stole the bus from the National Gear and Piston vehicular repair shop at 225 S. Fourth Ave. about 11:30 a.m. Friday.
No students were on the bus when it allegedly was stolen.
A Mount Vernon police officer spotted the bus about noon, noticing it was weaving erratically down South Fourth Avenue toward Sandford Boulevard, where it crashed into two parked cars.
The suspect was "semiconscious and highly intoxicated" when a police officer entered the bus, the mayor's office said.
Fuentas faces up to seven years if convicted of the felony charge against her. More charges are pending, the mayor's office said.