East Hampton Village Police Chief Gerard Larsen called it “reckless indifference” to human life after two drivers, one of them reportedly high on drugs, wound up in the hospital Friday morning.
Southampton Town police began receiving 911 calls reporting a 1990 Oldsmobile, headed east in Water Mill at a high speed, dodging in and out of traffic. Within minutes, the speeding car was reported in Wainscott, driving onto the center strip, then onto the shoulder, narrowly missing several vehicles as it went.
A 44-year-old East Hampton woman who returned to the scene of the crime on Newtown Lane looking for her cellphone Friday morning was arrested on charges of burglary and possession of a stolen couture handbag.
East Hampton Village police were at the scene, investigating an alarm set off at a clothing store. They found the rear door broken into and shattered glass lying about, said Chief Gerard Larsen on Tuesday.