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Welfare authorities in Tiberias are investigating the conduct of a mother who is believed to have left her 4-year-old son home alone on New Year's Eve while she went to a party until morning.

Neighbors called police after the child started crying. Officers from the Tiberias station entered the house through the window. The mother did not return home until 5:10 A.M.

Police informed welfare authorities of the case. The mother is suspected of neglecting a minor.

Police caught 80 drunk drivers in the north of the country on New Year's Eve. In total, police officers handed out 500 traffic ticket in the north on Thursday night. Seven teenagers were treated at Ziv Medical Center in Safed for alcohol poisoning.