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Rye Driver Charged with DWI in Port Chester After Accident

Two cars collided on South Regent Street.

A 55-year-old Rye woman was charged with drunken driving after she was involved with a two-car accident in Port Chester, according to Port Chester Police.

Laurie Nikitin of 82 Purchase St., Rye, was arrested after a 4:30 p.m. incident on Friday witnessed by a Port Chester police officer on Boston Post Road. No one was injured in the accident. Police said the drivers were turning to go up the hill on South Regent Street.

Police said Nikitin was driving a 2002 Saab when she and another driver were involved in an accident and then pulled into a parking lot to exchange information. The village police officer who went to investigate the incident found that Nikitin appeared intoxicated, police said.

Nikitin was charged with driving while intoxicated and aggravated driving while intoxicated because she was twice the legal limit for alcohol in her system, according to police. Nikitin was also issued a traffic ticket for failure to yield the right of way.

Nikitin faces a hearing in Port Chester Village Court.

RyeDad August 29, 2012 at 12:55 PM
I see that Rye Patch publishes the name and photo when a Rye resident is arrested in Port Chester for DWI but not when a contractor shoots himself in Rye and doesn't bother to call the police. Why the double standard?
Karen August 29, 2012 at 01:05 PM
These people need to be exposed no matter what town they live in. It was her choice to drink and drive and she did cause an accident. I don't feel sorry for her at all.
PortChesterKnight August 29, 2012 at 01:10 PM
Who cares where she lives. She's driving drunk and crashing. She should be embarrassed! Plus there's another article on here with a Port Chester resident who also was arrested for DWI with his picture so it looks like they are fair across the board.
Joe August 29, 2012 at 09:28 PM
Maybe it was that Rye P.D. did'nt put out the name of the worker or contractor.They don't want Rye to look bad.
Craig Noor August 29, 2012 at 11:28 PM
They go with the information provided by the police, which sometimes isn't complete. _Usually_ there's nothing more to it than that - there are certainly stories that are kept out of the news due to connections and politics (I'm not saying that happens at the Patch sites, just more generally).

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