New Jersey State Sen. Sandra Cunningham charged with DWI



A prominent New Jersey Democratic state lawmaker is facing a drunk driving charge after crashing into a pair of parked cars, authorities said Friday.

State Sen. Sandra Cunningham (D-Hudson), who serves as deputy majority leader, sideswiped two cars on Culver Avenue in Jersey City around 9:30 a.m. Thursday, a police report says.

The politician told cops she thought she hit a snowbank, the report says.

“I was coming down the street when I was about to make a turn, and instead turned into a snowbank,” she told police.

She was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated, cops said.

Her blood-alcohol levels were not known. Cops took blood for the test, results of which were pending, the report says.

Cops towed and impounded her car, the report says.

Former Gov. Jim McGreevey told that he picked Cunningham up from the courthouse later in the day.

Cunningham could not be reached for comment.

The smash-up comes on the heels of another prominent state Democratic lawmaker being busted for drunk driving.

Hawaii state Rep. Sharon Har — who has pushed for tougher drunk-driving penalties — was busted last month for allegedly driving under the influence.


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