Police: State senator in violation of DWI law, arrested
A New Jersey state senator has been arrested after police found she violated the state’s driving while intoxicated law, law enforcement documents revealed on Friday.
Democratic state Sen. Sandra Cunningham was driving in Jersey City Thursday morning when she struck two legally parked vehicles from the side, according to a police incident report. Cunningham told police she was about to make a turn but hit a snowbank, according to the report.
The document says she was found to be in violation of the state’s DWI law and arrested. But it is unclear how officers determined she was intoxicated and whether she has yet been formally charged.
Cunningham’s spokesperson declined to comment.
A message seeking more information was left with the Hudson County Prosecutor’s office.
Cunningham has represented the 31st Legislative District, which includes Bayonne and Jersey City, since 2007.