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Video Shows New Brunswick Council President 3X Over Legal Limit After Wrecking SUV

Brand-new bodycam footage of the investigation into New Brunswick's former City Council president directly after she drunkenly wrecked her luxury SUV several hundred feet from home.

Suzanne Sicora-Ludwig is arrested for DWI.

Suzanne Sicora-Ludwig is arrested for DWI.

Photo Credit: DriveThruTours

Officer Taylor Tiongson-Cradic found Suzanne Sicora-Ludwig at the Edgebrook Road crash scene around 11:40 p.m. Friday, March 8, where her Range Rover had struck a tree, according to a police report shared to the city's website. 

Bodycam footage shared in a 1-hour and 30-minute video by DriveThruTours shows Sicora-Ludwig's 2014 Range Rover up against a tree, with airbag deployment. According to the police report, the crash scene was just a few blocks from the council president's home on Voorhees Road.

Sicora-Ludwig was unable to explain to Tiongson-Cradic what had happened, noted in the crash report, and the vehicle required towing from the scene.

The former council president, displaying slurred speech and unable to provide updated registration, was hospitalized, where an officer overhead her say she'd consumed two martinis, according to the affidavit for probable cause obtained by Daily Voice.

Sicora-Ludwig initially did not consent to having her blood drawn, police paperwork says. However, officers obtained a warrant to draw the councilwoman's blood, which was approved by a superior court judge. 

An analysis of Sicora-Ludwig's blood drawn at approximately 3:25 a.m., more than four hours after the accident, found she had a blood alcohol level of 0.263%, according to the affidavit and results of the blood draw obtained by Daily Voice.

This would put Sicora-Ludwig's BAC at more than three times the legal limit of 0.08%.

On Saturday, March 30, upon the results of Sicora-Ludwig's toxicology results, she was charged with reckless driving, operating an unregistered vehicle, and DWI, the affidavit said.

Sicora-Ludwig's bio on the City Council website says she's a 22-year city resident having been first elected in 2017 as vice president. She was sworn in as president in January 2021, during her second term as City Council VP.

The current New Brunswick City Council President is listed online as Rebecca Escobar.

Daily Voice has requested comment from New Brunswick Council members.

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