A simple misunderstanding


The AP reports this morning that Gov. Bill Richardson and his staff were pulled over by New Mexico state police for speeding. An Albuquerque police officer in an unmarked cruiser saw an SUV speeding on a local interstate and tried to pull the vehicle over. The officer not realizing who the SUV belonged to called in back up. After a two—minute chase involving three police cars and the police department's airplane the car finally stopped.

When the officer approached the SUV he realized who it was and let them go. "This was a simple misunderstanding," state Department of Public Safety spokesman Peter Olson said Monday.

It must be nice to be above the law.

Ed Lasky   6 21 05