A Springs woman was arrested by East Hampton Town Police around noon Sunday, April 28, after allegedly crashing a 2018 Land Rover into a utility pole on Abrahams Path near Town Lane, in Amagansett. Judith Mayer, 68, is facing a misdemeanor charge of driving with ability impaired by drugs.
When an officer spoke to her, police say Mayer showed an inability to focus and she failed sobriety tests.
According to the police, Mayer told the arresting officer, “I stayed up all night to get ready for spring.” Police say Mayer told them she took Ambien, followed by Xanax, to try to sleep, but eventually went out for a drive, leading to the crash.
She was released after being arraigned Monday without having to post bail.