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Bicyclist Thrown in Alleged D.W.I. Crash

Thu, 04/22/2021 - 11:38

This week, police arrested two drivers who were behind the wheel when they should not have been. Bonnie Rychlak, 69, of East Hampton was charged with both driving while intoxicated and having .08 of 1 percent alcohol or more in her blood on the night of April 11 when she hit and injured a bicyclist on Old Stone Highway near La Foret Lane, police said.

At 9:23 p.m., Sean Flanagan, 28, was thrown into the windshield of the black 2021 Volvo Ms. Rychlak was driving, shattering the glass. He was conscious when he was taken to Stony Brook Southampton Hospital by Amagansett ambulance for pain throughout his body. Meanwhile, police said that Ms. Rychlak was visibly intoxicated and unable to complete roadside sobriety tests. She was taken into custody and arraigned by East Hampton Town Justice Lisa Rana the next morning.

Outside the East Hampton Library on Main Street, Gabrielle Stallone, 23, of Bay Shore was arrested on Sunday on intoxicated driving and blood alcohol misdemeanor charges.

An officer said her 2018 Mazda had failed to maintain its lane and was lacking sufficient taillights, which earned her two more violations.

When she was pulled over at 10:30 p.m., police said she admitted to having “one frozen margarita around 4 o’clock.” Unsteady on her feet and glassy-eyed, she failed roadside tests and was taken to headquarters before a morning arraignment.


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