D.W.I. Charge in Fatal Southampton Crash

A roadside memorial for Jason H. Pollak, who was killed early Saturday when the car he was a passenger in struck a tree in Southampton Village. The driver of that car has been arrested on a driving while intoxicated charge. Taylor K. Vecsey

The driver in a single-car accident that claimed the life of the passenger in Southampton Village early Saturday morning has been charged with driving while intoxicated.

A Suffolk County Vehicular Crime unit was on hand after the accident, and on Monday morning, Allison J. Rydberg, 25, was arraigned on drunken driving charges in Southampton Village Justice Court. Police said Ms. Rydberg crashed a 1997 Toyota Avalon on Flying Point Road at about 3 a.m. Saturday. Her passenger, Jason H. Pollak, 24, of Water Mill, died at Southampton Hospital. 

Ms. Rydberg is facing the one charge of drunken driving, but more charges could be brought through a grand jury. She was released Monday after posting $75,000 cash bail.