Report: Arrest warrant issued for speeding Arizona lawmaker Paul Mosley

Rep. Paul Mosley was recently pulled over for going 97 mph in a 55 mph zone. Here is the body camera footage received from the incident. /Noah Lau


By Dustin Gardiner | Arizona Republic

Legislative immunity might not save Arizona state Rep. Paul Mosley from his lead foot after all. reported late Monday that a warrant has been issued for Mosley’s arrest after he didn’t show up to a court appearance on a charge of excessive speeding.

Mosley, R-Lake Havasu City, didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

He was widely criticized this summer after body-camera footage was released of a March traffic stop where Mosley evoked legislative immunity to avoid a speeding ticket.

On March 27, Mosley was pulled over for reportedly driving up to 97 mph in a 55 mph zone in La Paz County.

During the traffic stop, Mosley bragged to a sheriff’s deputy that he was going over 120 mph earlier and at times drives up to 140 mph. He later said he was joking.

Mosley told the deputy that “legislative immunity” prevents him from getting a ticket. Lawmakers in Arizona, under the state’s legislative-immunity rule, generally cannot be arrested while the Legislature is in session.


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September 2018