Cops: Woman arrested nearly two years after not showing up in court

A Flanders woman was arrested on a bench warrant Thursday morning, nearly two years after she failed to appear in court on a charge of operating motor vehicle while impaired by drugs, according to court records.

Jacqueline Powell, 44, was arrested at her home on the warrant, which was issued in Southold Town Justice Court on Dec. 15, 2010, according to a prior Suffolk Times report.

Ms. Powell, who reportedly lived in Riverhead at the time the warrant was issued, was transported to Southold police headquarters and processed. She is expected to be held overnight for a court appearance Friday, police said.