PHOENIX (KSAZ) -- An Arizona state lawmaker who bragged on video that he sometimes drive at speeds at up to 140 mph (225.31 kmh) during a traffic stop apparently has a history of going over the speed limit.
A body cam video from spring 2018 that shows a stunning encounter between State Rep. Paul Mosley and law enforcement has since gone viral. It also raises a big question on how often does Mosley use the idea of legislative immunity to get out of a ticket?
According to police records, Mosley has been pulled over seven times in just the last 18 months as a state lawmaker.
On Feb 16, 2017, Mosley was pulled over for speeding in a no-passing zone.
On April 13, 2017, he was pulled over for a stop sign violation.
On April 22, 2017, he was stopped by an officer for going 17 miles over the speed limit.
Nothing but a warning in each of the incidents.
This spring, however, was when Mosley put the rubber to the road.
On March 18, he was caught driving 71 mph in a 55 mph zone. Nine days later, the video was taken, and then on April 5, Mosley was stopped for going 81 mph in a 55 mph zone. Less than two hours later, Mosley was stopped again. This time going 33 miles over the limit.
Speaker of the House J.D. Mesnard released a statement, saying he talked with Mosley about it but will wait to reserve judgment.
In other news, a lobbyist wrote on Facebook about an experience she had with Mosley that consisted of sexual and demeaning comments shortly after he was elected.