Charlotte DePersia is set to be sentenced Tuesday for allegedly violating the terms of her probation for driving while intoxicated and vehicular assault.
The Suffolk district attorney is recommending the maximum of one and one-third to four years imprisonment — but DePersia's victims fear the judge may renege on his promise that DePersia would be imprisoned if she drank while on probation.
DePersia, 59, of East Hampton, was put on probation after to driving drunk when she in Bridgehampton in 2010. The occupants of the other vehicle, Matthew Gluck and Lindsay Soyka, of East Quogue, and Mark and Karyn Scholack, of New Jersey, had asked Justice William Condon at that time to sentence DePersia to prison, but Condon opted for five years of probation and community service instead. Condon said that if DePersia had even one drink, whether she was driving or not, she would be sent to prison.
The victims refused to meet with Condon prior to Tuesday's sentencing, telling him in an email that they from him for not imprisoning DePersia this time.
Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said DePersia violated the terms of her probation by drinking wine at a Montauk restaurant on March 10. An alcohol-detection ankle device registered a .039 blood-alcohol level, a reading consistent with the consumption of two glasses of wine, according to a statement from Spota's office.
DePersia has been jailed at the Suffolk County Correctional Facility in Riverside in lieu of $500,000 cash bail or $1 million bond since April 10, when she entered a plea of "denial" at her arraignment.
According to a statement from Spota's office, DePersia has been arrested three times since 2003 for driving under the influence of alcohol.