Two Car Crashes Overnight, One Driver Fled, Another Arrested

A 2010 Ford Explorer crashed through a fence and took down a pole by the Jewish cemetery on Route 114 on Sunday night, causing a commuter headache on Monday morning while P.S.E.G. repaired the pole. It is now being held up with a wire. Durell Godfrey

East Hampton Town police are investigating two accidents that happened overnight. 

Route 114 in Sag Harbor was still closed Monday morning after an accident on Sunday night, and the only access to Sag Harbor from East Hampton was via Sagg Road. East Hampton Town Police Capt. Chris Anderson said the driver of a sport utility vehicle fled on foot after crashing into the Jewish cemetery on Route 114 and bringing down a utility pole at about 9:50 p.m. The owner of the 2010 Ford Explorer later reported it missing to Sag Harbor Village police. 

Town police are still looking for the driver. Meanwhile, P.S.E.G. Long Island was still replacing the pole during the Monday morning commute, leaving drivers to find an alternative route. 

On Monday at about 2 a.m., another driver crashed her car in Amagansett. Captain Anderson said Eileen Michelena, 54, of Mineola was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving after she rolled over a 2013 Ford Focus on Cranberry Hole Road near Napeague Meadow Road. She said was headed east, but said she was heading home to Mineola, the captain said. 

Ms. Michelena was taken to Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, where she was admitted with non-life-threatening injuries, police said. She was charged with misdemeanor driving while intoxicated and released on an appearance ticket.