Sophie Rae Gosman, a 20-year-old from Springs, was lucky to avoid injury, East Hampton Town police said, following an early-morning accident on Jan. 8 in which she was charged with driving while intoxicated.
At around 6 a.m., the driver and a passenger were northbound on the Sag Harbor Turnpike, Route 114, in a 2021 Chevy Camaro when she lost control of the vehicle, crossed the double yellow lines, and collided with a street sign on the south side of the road.
The responding police officer reported that Ms. Gosman was standing outside her damaged and running car when he arrived. Her breath smelled strongly of alcohol, she was unsteady on her feet, and she was slurring her words, according to a police report. She allegedly performed poorly on a breath test before being charged with the misdemeanor. Hammer Towing removed the car from the site.
Ms. Gosman was released on her own recognizance following her arraignment the next day. She will be back in court on Feb. 10.