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Police: NJ State Sen. Sandra Cunningham Was DWI When She Sideswiped Cars In Jersey City

New Jersey Sen. Sandra Cunningham (D-Hudson) honored at the 2019 Lipman-Franks Award.
New Jersey Sen. Sandra Cunningham (D-Hudson) honored at the 2019 Lipman-Franks Award. Photo Credit: Sandra Cunningham via Twitter (source unknown)

State Sen. Sandra Cunningham charged with drunken driving after sideswiping two cars near her Jersey City home this week, news reports say.

The Hudson rep was behind the wheel of her Infiniti G35X SUV when she sideswiped a Nissan Altima and Ford Focus, which were both parked and unoccupied, according to a police report obtained by Daily Voice.

Cunningham told police she was coming down the street and about to make a turn "and instead turned into a snowbank," on Culver Avenue (Route 440) around 9:30 a.m., Thursday.

She was arrested and charged with drunken driving.

Cunningham got a ride home Jersey City's police station from former New Jersey Gov. Jim McGreevey, who told NJ.com that the incident posed a "difficult circumstance and somewhat traumatizing."

This wasn't the first alcohol-related arrest for Cunningham, who in 2005 was issued a DWI after her BAC levels read .18.

She then pleaded guilty to operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol and paid a $708 fine.

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