Sean Ludwick Indicted on Vehicular Homicide Charges
Manhattan developer and part-time East End resident Sean Ludwick, the driver involved in a fatal hit-and-run crash in Sag Harbor in August, has been indicted by a grand jury and will be arraigned next month, Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said Tuesday.
Ludwick, 42, is scheduled to be formally arraigned on January 6 in Central Islip.
The indictment charges Ludwick with nine crimes and four traffic violations, namely three counts of aggravated vehicular homicide, one count of vehicular manslaughter in the first-degree, one count of manslaughter in the second degree, one charge of leaving the scene, two counts of driving while intoxicated, one count of aggravated driving while intoxicated, reckless driving, speeding, failure to stay in a single lane and driving on the shoulder or slope of the roadway.
The top charge of aggravated vehicular homicide is punishable by a sentence in state prison of eight and one-third to 25 years, Spota said.
Real estate broker Paul Hansen, 53, of Sag Harbor died at the scene on Rolling Hill Court East in Sag Harbor where Ludwick struck a utility pole at a curve, according to authorities. Ludwick and his damaged Porsche were found by police on Woodvale Street more than a block away from the crash.
Ludwick is free on $1 million bond.