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Public safety director seeks clarity on lawmakers' immunity

Posted: 11:35 AM, Jul 20, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-20 17:35:26Z

The director for the Arizona Department of Public Safety has asked for clarification on an immunity law after a state legislator bragged about speeding during a traffic stop.

State Rep. Paul Mosley is heard telling a sheriff's deputy on a body cam recording of the traffic stop that he had been going 120 mph (193 kph) and he has been gone 140 mph (225 kph) before.
    
He advised the deputy not to waste his time reporting the incident because he has legislative immunity.
    
Director Col. Frank Milstead told KTAR-FM Thursday that the statute that Mosley referenced says state lawmakers are immune from civil process or misdemeanor crimes during the session.
    
He says has brought the statue to his general counsel and the attorney general's attention.