Joanne Griffiths is due back in court on Oct. 31.
The Blue Point woman facing DWI charges was arraigned Thursday at First District Court and released on $5,000 cash bail.
As of Thursday night a criminal database did not indicate her return to court date.
Joanne Griffiths, who was assigned as a crossing guard to the Bayport-Blue Point School District was arrested for DWI Wednesday and is also facing a charge of leaving the scene of an accident, according to a county crime database.
Police say Griffiths hit a parked car on Blue Point Avenue about 9 a.m. Tuesday and then left the scene, according to a Newsday report.
According to a report in the Wall Street Journal Griffiths was seen driving erratically after her Wednesday morning shift by a fellow motorist who made a 911 call and followed her to the Waldbaum’s shopping center on Sunrise Highway in Patchogue.
The 58-year-old was arrested in the parking lot, according to police.
Griffiths is a Suffolk Police Department employee and works as a crossing guard at the corner of Montauk Highway and Bell Avenue in Blue Point.
A substitute guard is now manning the post, according to Suffolk Police.