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Arizona Republican Caught Speeding Claims 'Immunity'

This image from a body camera video shows Arizona state Rep. Paul Mosley during a traffic stop. Mosley was seen telling a sheriff's deputy he sometimes drives as fast as 120 or 130 mph, and the deputy said in a report he claimed to have legislative immunity. (La Paz County Sheriff's Office/KLPZ/ParkerLiveOnline via AP)

By    |   Friday, 13 July 2018 12:59 PM

A state Representative from Arizona who was pulled over for speeding told a sheriff’s deputy that he has "immunity" and bragged about how fast he was going, ParkerLive reports.

Paul Mosley, who represents Arizona’s 5th District, was pulled over on March 27, 2018 after allegedly going 97 mph in a 55 mph zone. The deputy who approached Mosley’s vehicle saw him wave a placard indicating his status as a government official out his window.

"I explained the reason for the stop to Mosley and asked if there was any reason he was traveling so fast," the deputy wrote in the official report. "I informed Mosley that 97 mph in a 55 mph zone is considered criminal speed. 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 video from the deputy’s body camera, obtained by ParkerLive, Mosley can be heard saying he usually drives at "120, 130." To which the officer asks, "Really?"

Mosley can be heard laughing before saying, "Yeah, this goes 140. That’s what I like about it."

He also said "I go 130, 140, 120. I come down I-10, I was going 120 almost, you know, if there was no traffic."

In a Facebook post on Thursday, after ParkerLive released the video, Mosley apologized for his conduct.

"My desire to get home to see my family does not justify how fast I was speeding nor my reference to legislative immunity when being pulled over," he wrote. "Legislative immunity is a serious responsibility and should not be taken lightly or abused. In addition, my jokes about frequently driving over 100 miles per hour during my 3-hour commute to and from the capitol were entirely inappropriate and showed extremely bad judgement (sic) on my part, for which I am truly sorry. I have no excuse for any of this, only regret of my actions, a hope for forgiveness and a commitment that it will not happen again."

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A state Representative from Arizona who was pulled over for speeding told a sheriff’s deputy that he has "immunity" and bragged about how fast he was going, ParkerLive reports.
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