NYC real estate executive faces drunken driving charges after fatal crash in the Hamptons

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A New York City real estate executive has been arraigned on drunken driving charges after a fatal car crash in the Hamptons.

Police say 42-year-old Sean Ludwick was arrested early Sunday in Sag Harbor after he lost control of his 2013 Porsche and struck a utility pole. His passenger, 53-year-old Paul Hansen of Sag Harbor, died.

Suffolk County prosecutors say Ludwick was arraigned Monday in Southampton town court on a misdemeanor DWI charge and a felony count of leaving the scene of a fatal crash.

A district attorney says his car was found a quarter of a mile from the crash site.

Ludwick was expected to post $500,000 bail. His attorney declined to comment on the charges.

Ludwick is a managing partner and founder of Blackhouse Development in Manhattan.


This story has been corrected to show the victim's last name is Hansen, not Hanson.