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Cops: Two women with suspended licenses charged with DWI

A Mattituck woman with 10 active suspensions on her license was arrested Sunday on a felony charge, Southold Town police said. 

Debrah Pennacchia, 41, was stopped on Bayview Avenue and Cedar Drive in Mattituck for multiple traffic violations at 10:20 p.m., police said. Ms. Pennacchia had a strong odor of alcohol on her breath, slurred speech, glassy eyes and was unsteady on her feet, police said. She failed a standardized field sobriety test and refused a pre-screen breath test, police said.

Police said Ms. Pennacchia had failed to answer a summons out of the Town Justice Court, most recently Nov. 21, 2014.

She was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation, a felony, DWI, refusal to submit to a pre-screen breath test and three other traffic violations, police said.

One day earlier, police arrested a Southold woman on similar charges.

Jeannine Feller, 49, was observed traveling westbound on Route 48 in Greenport at 9:34 a.m. Saturday when police said she failed to stay in the lane. Ms. Feller had a suspended driver’s license related to a prior alcohol-related offense, police said.

She failed several roadside sobriety tests and was found to be intoxicated, police said.

She was charged with felony aggravated unlicensed operation and DWI, police said.

Ms. Feller had been arrested for DWI in January as well, according to a prior report.