Woman Charged in Crash that Killed her Mother Suffolk County Police say they charged a woman following a two-car crash in Brookhaven that claimed the life of her mother on Saturday.
Jessica Pistolese was heading westbound on Montauk Highway in a 2004 Chevy Malibu with her mother in the passenger seat when she hit a 2011 Chrysler 300 driven by Aide Marichal. Marichal was trying to make a left turn onto Montauk Highway.
Pistolese’s mother, Judith Rivera, was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics around 4 p.m. Pistolese, who is 38 years old from Mastic, was taken to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue along with 51-year-old Marichal. Both were treated for non-life threatening injuries and were released shortly after.
Pistolese was charges with reckless driving. She was released on bail and is scheduled for arraignment on November 4. The Vehicular Crimes Unit is continuing their investigation of the crash.
Suffolk Cops Make 14 Arrests at Sobriety Checkpoints
Two sobriety checkpoints led to 14 arrests in Suffolk County on Friday and Saturday, according to Suffolk County Police.
The first checkpoint in Port Jefferson Station led to 11 arrests. A total of 976 vehicles went through the checkpoint on Route 25A. Nine people were charged with Driving While Intoxicated. One person was charged with Driving While Ability Impaired by Alcohol, and one person was charged with Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs.
A total of 187 cars went through the second checkpoint at Jericho Turnpike and Elwood Road in East Northport between 1 a.m. and 3 a.m. on Saturday. Three people were arrested and are being charged with Driving While Intoxicated.