Police physique digital camera footage of state Sen. Sandra B. Cunningham’s March drunken driving arrest reveals Cunningham unable to finish a discipline sobriety check earlier than being handcuffed, having hassle telling a police officer her dwelling tackle and twice asking for town’s public security director to return to the scene.
The video footage, launched Friday afternoon by the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Workplace, might spell hassle for Cunningham, 70, a Democrat who’s in line to change into the occasion’s senate majority chief in January. Reached by cellphone, Cunningham instructed NorthJersey.com and The Report she was in a gathering and would return the cellphone name.
“This was a critical accident, which resulted in Sen. Cunningham’s request for medical help,” mentioned Cunningham’s lawyer, Michael Rubas.
Cunningham was arrested March 4 at about 10 a.m. on Culver Avenue in Jersey Metropolis after police say she drove her 2013 Infiniti into two parked automobiles. The video footage reveals she was taking a discipline sobriety check and having hassle standing with one foot in entrance of the opposite when she requested for Jersey Metropolis’s public security director, James Shea.