Sen. Sandra Cunningham charged with DWI after hitting parked cars
JERSEY CITY — A lawmaker from Jersey City was arrested on charges of intoxicated driving after hitting two parked cars in Jersey City on Thursday morning.
According to the accident report, Sen. Sandra Cunningham, D-Hudson, was driving an Infiniti EX3 compact SUV west on Culver Avenue near Route 440 about 9:35 a.m. when she sideswiped two cars.
The report shows that results of an alcohol drug test given to Cunningham are pending.
She told told police: "I was coming down the street when I was about to make a turn and instead turned into a snowbank," according to the report, which indicates her car was towed and impounded.
Former Gov. Jim McGreevey told NBC 4 New York that he picked up Cunningham from the crash scene and believes she had a bad reaction to medication.
Cunningham was issued a ticket for DWI in 2005 while driving with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.18, according to NJ.com, citing public records. She paid a $708 fine after pleading guilty.
The Democrat is seeking re-election to a seat she has held since 2007.