DWI arrest in Southold

A Laurel woman was charged with DWI early Thursday morning, after a car she was driving was found stuck in the median on Route 48 in Cutchogue.

Valerie Wowak, 29, told police that she swerved to avoid a deer, after which her car careened into a drainage ditch near the intersection of Route 48 and Bridge Lane at about 3 a.m., according to police reports. Police said that Ms. Wowak complained of minor neck pain but did not wish to seek medical attention. She was taken to headquarters and held for arraignment.