After 37 days spent confined at the Suffolk County Correctional Facility in Riverside, save a couple court dates, Charlotte DePersia of East Hampton was released on bail Tuesday.
A bank check was tendered at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, said Michael Sharkey, the chief of staff of the Suffolk County sheriff's office. Justice William Condon had in lieu of $500,000 cash bail or $1 million bond on April 10, when she entered a plea of "denial" at her arraignment for allegedly violating her probation by drinking two glasses of wine while out in Montauk.
DePersia was on Dec. 13, 2011, after pleading guilty to driving while intoxicated and vehicular assault for a in which she struck another vehicle occupied by an East Quogue couple and New Jersey couple, including a pregnant woman.
Under the terms of her probation, DePersia is not permitted to drink and is required to wear an alcohol monitoring ankle device
"I have given her no margin of error," Condon told DePersia's victims at her sentencing in December. He warned DePersia that if she slips up just once, she will be sent to upstate prison.
Her release comes a day after DePersia bucked to the probation violation. Instead, she , and a hearing date was set on June 5, when DePersia's attorney and Assistant District Attorney Kate Wagner will present evidence.
District Attorney Thomas Spota is recommending the maximum sentence of one and one-third to four years, but her victims are to imprison DePersia upstate is she is found guilty of violating probation.