PARKER, Ariz. - An Arizona lawmaker was caught on video bragging about driving 140mph and saying that he was above the law.
In a video obtained by ParkerLiveOnline, Rep. Paul Mosley of Lake Havasu City, told a La Paz County Sheriff deputy that he was traveling 120mph before he was pulled over. He went on to say he has traveled 140mph before.
WATCH VIDEO OF THE INCIDENT IN THE PLAYER ABOVE
Mosley was pulled over on March 27. The video was just made public this week.
The deputy caught Mosley traveling 97mph in a 55mph area on a freeway near Parker. The representative told the deputy he was going home to Lake Havasu to surprise his wife.
According to ParkerLiveOnline, who obtained the deputy’s report, Mosley was swerving in and out of traffic and passing vehicles on State Route 95.
The report indicated that Mosley provided the deputy a document showing he was a state representative and he had legislative immunity.
A KTAR News report cites Arizona Constitution, Article IV, part 2, section 6: “Members of the legislature shall be privileged from arrest in all cases except treason, felony, and breach of the peace, and they shall not be subject to any civil process during the session of the legislature, nor for fifteen days next before the commencement of each session.”
According to the deputy's report, he believed the conversation about safe driving was not going anywhere, and “Mosley was allowed to continue on his way without incident.”
The Cochise County Attorney’s Office has been asked to review the incident, KTAR reports.
The Arizona Fraternal Order of Police announced on Thursday it has withdrawn its political endorsement of Mosley.
"Rep. Mosley’s recklessness, his demeanor and his utter disregard for the safety of the public represent the exact opposite of what the Arizona Fraternal Order of Police looks for in an elected official,” said John Ortolano, president of the organization.
We reached out to both Mosley's legislative office and his personal phone and left messages requesting comment Thursday morning. ABC15 also contacted the La Paz County Sheriff's Office and the La Paz County Attorney seeking the latest information on the investigation.