On Wednesday evening, Charlotte DePersia's lawyer said he and his client are looking forward to their day in court on .
Tad Scharfenberg of Bohemia said he doesn't believe his client was drinking and driving on Saturday night when Southampton Town police said her Land Rover collided with a BMW on Montauk Highway in Bridgehampton. "From what I can see, I don't believe she's committed a crime. I don't believe she was intoxicated," he said.
DePersia, a director of sales at in East Hampton, did not submit to a breathylzer test to measure her blood alcohol amount following her arrest. She was charged with felony DWI and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the first-degree for reportedly driving with a suspended license. Her SUV was impounded under the county DWI seizure law.
Four people in the BMW were injured in the crash that occurred just after 11:30 p.m., virtually shutting down the highway between Mitchell's Lane and Newlight Lane for 45 minutes.
DePersia, who was freed on her own recognizance on Sunday morning, has been arrested on DWI charges twice before. He represented her on a 2008 misdemeanor DWI arrest. The outcome of that arrest isn't clear. Scharfenberg wouldn't comment on the old case.
Scharfenberg said his client will fight the charge. "It's a case we're looking forward to our day in court for," he said.