07/14/2010 01:25 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Eric Schneiderman, NY State Senator, Involved In Alleged Hit-And-Run

UPDATE: The driver of the car involved has been identified as Rachel Kagan, the niece of U.S. Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan.


NEW YORK (Associated Press) - Candidate for New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has been involved in an apparent hit-and-run accident in Manhattan.

That's according to a NY1 report Tuesday that says the Democratic state senator was in a car driven by a staff member when it hit a parked car Monday night and drove away.

NY1 says an eyewitness saw the incident and recorded Schneiderman's license plate number.

NY1 says the car sustained about $3,000 in damages. It's owned by a NY1 executive editor.

Schneiderman spokesman James Freedland says calling it a hit-and-run is "outrageous." He says the senator did not realize the car had been damaged. The senator apologized and offered to pay for all repairs.

Schneiderman had taped an interview on NY1's "Inside City Hall" just before the incident.

Police say no charges had been filed on Tuesday.