A Hampton Bays woman has been arrested for driving drunk and causing a crash that killed her 24-year-old passenger in Southampton over the weekend, police said.

Allison Rydberg was driving a 1997 Toyota Avalon on Flying Point Road when she was involved in a crash that claimed the life of Jason Pollack of Southampton shortly before 3 a.m. Saturday, according to Southampton village police.

The 25-year-old suspect was charged with driving while intoxicated. A Southampton Village Justice Court judge set her bail at $75,000, which she posted.

Police are continuing the investigation.


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Timothy Bolger is the Managing Editor for the Long Island Press who’s been working to uncover unreported stories since shortly after it launched in 2003. When he’s not editing, getting hassled by The Man or fielding cold calls to the newsroom, he covers crime, general interest and political news in addition to reporting longer, sometimes investigative features. He won’t be happy until everyone is as pissed off as he is about how screwed up Lawn Guyland is.