tacked on a felony charge to their case against Kimberly Delrio, who police said led them in . But she wasn't in court on Wednesday to find out.
Delrio failed to appear for her arraignment at , which last she knew was for misdemeanors and traffic violations.
The 22-year-old East Hampton woman was behind the wheel of a Hyundai Elantra that police pulled over for allegedly speeding through East Hampton Village on May 24 at about 8:30 p.m. When an officer approached the vehicle Frederic Stephens jumped out and said he had been shot. He soon got back into the car and it took off, leading police on a chase for 11 miles to Southampton Hospital.
Police Chief Jerry Larsen said the chase could have killed someone along the road. The entire chase, which involved several other police agencies, was caught on the in-dash village police camera.
Meanwhile, the , rushing her son to the hospital. He was soon transferred to Stony Brook University Hospital, where he underwent surgery to repair a torn artery in his arm. Stephens' mother said the shooting was an accident. His friend with felony assault and weapons possession.
Delrio was taken into custody that night, but released with an appearance ticket. The charges levied then were reckless driving and fleeing a police officer, both misdemeanors.
However, police have since added a felony charge of reckless endangerment in the first degree. She was going to be presented at arraignment, but failed to appear that morning.
East Hampton Town Justice Lisa R. Rana did not issue a warrant for her arrest, but noted her failure to appear. A new court date was scheduled for July 5. Delrio will be notified by mail.