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Riverhead woman arrested following Friday morning crash

A Riverhead woman who caused a crash that shut down Main Road in Jamesport Friday morning, was arrested and charged with DWI and leaving the scene of an accident. 

Southold Town police said Laurie Cullen was heading westbound on Main Road at a high rate of speed in a black 2016 Ford Escape shortly after 7:30 a.m., when she struck another vehicle headed in the same direction. She fled the scene and headed into Jamesport, where she struck a telephone pole and a parked vehicle.

Ms. Cullen, 57, was found to be intoxicated and arrested. She suffered injuries that required treatment at Peconic Bay Medical Center.

She was released on her own recognizance due the nature of her injuries and is due back in Southold Town Justice Court at a later date.

The accident shut down Main Road between Herricks and Laurel Lanes during morning rush hour Friday. A utility pole also had to be repaired and brief power outages were reported in the area.