JERSEY CITY, NJ - The Hudson County Prosecutor's office has taken over the investigation into a crash in which State Senator Sandra Cunningham was involved, TAPinto has learned. The Thursday morning incident left the veteran legislator facing charges of driving while intoxicated.
At the time of the police report, the result of a sobriety and blood tests were still pending and will be part of the evidence being looked at by the AG’s office, city officials confirmed.
According to the police report, Cunningham was traveling westbound on Culver Avenue when she sideswiped two vehicles. “I was coming down the street when I was about to make a turn and instead turned into a snowbank,” Cunningham, who struck two unoccupied vehicles, told the police.
Police sources claim Cunningham called in the accident from her cell phone on the scene and city officials said Cunningham was extremely cooperative with the investigation, despite reports that claimed otherwise.
Following the incident Cunningham was arrested and taken to Jersey City Medical Center to where she was given a blood test. Claims that she refused to take a breathalyzer were false, said city officials. The report said she took a dexterity test and then – because state law requires it – a warrant was obtained to take blood.
Cunningham represents the 31st legislative district and is the widow of former state Senator and Jersey City Mayor Glenn Cunningham.
Editor's Note: This story has been updated to reflect that the Hudson County Prosecutor's Office is investigating the incident