Sean Ludwick (credits: LinkedIn, Briana E. Heard and Southampton Town Police Department)
Developer Sean Ludwick was wobbling next to his 2013 Porsche, eyes bloodshot and glassy, his breath thick with booze when officers say they found him.
Alerted by neighbors shortly before 2 a.m. on Sunday, police traced a zig-zag of motor oil from Ludwick’s hobbled Porsche to the bruised utility pole down the street, just outside the home of his friend, Douglas Elliman broker Paul Hansen.
Feet from the pole, where the road forks, officers found Hansen’s body. Ludwick had said nothing to them about the accident or that he had a passenger, according to police reports. News outlets reported that Ludwick pulled the partially-ejected Hansen from the car, dumped him outside, and threw his wallet into the woods before driving off on shredded tires.
He spent Sunday and Monday in jail, charged with DWI and leaving the scene of a fatal accident. Out on $1 million bond, the co-founder of BlackHouse Development may face charges of vehicular homicide.
Even in an industry rife with knaves and miscreants, Sean Ludwick stands out. [more]