On Wednesday (11/15/23) the Putnam County Sheriff's Department issued a press release stating they'd arrested a Brewster woman for a wrong-way driving offense.

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Records say the Putnam County Sheriff's Department, Kent police and New York State Police were dispatched to Kent at around 1:45 on November 11, 2023. The authorities were responding to reports of a wrong-way driver traveling eastbound in the westbound lane. The report says a Putnam County Sheriff's Deputy found the vehicle and attempted to stop it, in the process the suspect's vehicle reportedly struck a Village of Brewster Police vehicle near the Route 312 exit.

The press release reads:

"The driver, identified as Lynne Cabiati, 41 years old from Brewster, was unaware that she was travelling in the wrong direction. It was quickly determined that Ms. Cabiati was intoxicated and failed multiple sobriety tests and was taken into custody." 

The Putnam County Sheriff's Department arrested, processed and released the suspect to a family member.

The suspect is facing the following misdemeanor charges:

  • DWI
  • Unlawfully Fleeing a Police Officer in a Motor Vehicle
  • Reckless Driving
  • Driving the Wrong Way on a One-Way Street

The suspect will be required to attend a future court date in the Town of Southeast.

The police report states that there were some minor injuries recorded. One of the responding officers from the Kent Police Department reportedly crashed with an uninvolved vehicle during the incident. The officer and the occupants were taken to Danbury Hospital to be treated.

Police say the suspect may have been headed the wrong direction for quite awhile. The press release adds:

"It was later learned that the original 911 call on the wrong way driver was made to Dutchess County, which indicated that the vehicle had travelled for quite a distance before it was ultimately stopped in Putnam County."

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