The attorney for a former Southold High School math teacher who was arrested on a drunken driving charge in January after fatally striking a pedestrian in Jamesport has asked a Riverhead Town judge to return her client’s driver’s license.
Diane O’Neill, 65, of Farmingville is accused of driving drunk in a 2007 Mercedes-Benz on Jan. 13, when she struck and killed 90-year-old George Kurovics, a beloved barber and war veteran who lived nearby.
She was headed west on Main Road near Herricks Lane shortly after 7:15 p.m. when the crash occurred.
Ms. O’Neill was charged with driving while intoxicated and was released on $10,000 bail.
She later retired from Southold High School.
Her attorney, Eileen Powers of Riverhead, made a motion to have Ms. O’Neill’s license reinstated at a court appearance Wednesday morning in Riverhead Justice Court.
That request will be addressed at Ms. O’Neill’s next court appearance in March.