Article from Reason by Zuri Davis.
An Arizona politician has been caught on camera bragging that he’s exempt from the law. The body-cam video, first shared by Parker Live Online, shows a sheriff’s deputy speaking with state Rep. Paul Mosley (R–Lake Havasu City) after pulling him over for speeding.
“I informed Mosley that 97 mph in a 55 mph zone is considered criminal speed,” the deputy wrote in his written report. “Mosley stated he was just in a hurry to get home to surprise his family in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. Mosley also told me that I should just let him go and that I shouldn’t waste anymore of my time dealing with him due to his immunity as a government official.”
In the video, the deputy asks Mosley to watch his speed regardless of the reason. Mosley responds, “Well, I was doing 120 earlier.” He then continued to brag about his vehicle’s ability to speed and why he preferred the mode of transportation seen in the video over his Prius. The deputy asked Mosley if he sped just because he knew he could get away with it. Mosley answered that he broke the law because he was trying to get home.
After a brief argument about speeding, the deputy walks away without appearing to give Mosley a speeding ticket. A search of traffic violations by the Associated Press does not show Mosley receiving a ticket that day.
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