Cops: Hampton Bays Woman Fled DWI Crash


A woman has been arrested for drunken driving after Southampton Town Police said she fled the scene of a crash near her Hampton Bays home over the weekend.

Barbara Schneider was making a left turn onto Montauk Highway eastbound in her Dodge pickup truck when she struck a BMW shortly after 6 p.m. Sunday, police said.

The 49-year-old suspect drove to a nearby parking lot and tried to leave her vehicle, police said.


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Officers found Schneider to be under the influence of alcohol, police said.

Schneider was charged with driving while intoxicated and leaving the scene of an accident.

She will be arraigned Monday at Southampton Town Justice Court.

There were no injuries reported in the crash.

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