A Calverton woman was charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle yesterday morning in Southold.

Southold Town Police said while investigating reports of a black PT Cruiser being operated erratically on Route 48, officers located Kimberly A. Fleischman, 38, operating the vehicle near the town beach at about 7:20 a.m. on May 26.

Fleischman was determined to be impaired by drugs, police said.

She was also found to be operating the vehicle without its owner’s authorization, according to a police press release.

Fleischman was arrested and transported to Southold Police headquarters to be processed and held for arraignment in Southold Town Justice Court.

Editor’s note: A criminal charge is an accusation. By law, a person charged with a crime is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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