01/25/2012

Mayor pulled over, then pulls trooper over

Mayor said he was acting in his capacity as the town's chief constable

The Post and Courier

NORWAY, S.C. — The State Law Enforcement Division is investigating the mayor of Norway's claim that he was legally empowered to pull over a state trooper after the trooper had pulled him over for speeding.

The Times and Democrat of Orangeburg reports that Norway Mayor Jim Preacher was stopped for speeding on Wednesday. After the traffic stop, Preacher turned on the blue lights and siren in his vehicle and pulled the trooper over.

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