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Arizona ethics committee to consider speeding lawmaker

Rep. Paul Mosley, R-Lake Havasu City, during a traffic stop in La Paz County March 27, in which he allegedly was clocked driving at 97 MPH in a 55 mph zone. The text is a transcription of the audio from the body cam video of the deputy.

Rep. Paul Mosley, R-Lake Havasu City, during a traffic stop in La Paz County March 27, in which he allegedly was clocked driving at 97 MPH in a 55 mph zone. The text is a transcription of the audio from the body cam video of the deputy.
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A group of Arizona lawmakers will consider an ethics complaint concerning a member who bragged about speeding to a sheriff’s deputy.

The House Ethics Committee on Thursday received a copy of a complaint about state Rep. Paul Mosley, a Republican from Lake Havasu City. A body camera video obtained by KLPZ showed Mosley telling a La Paz County deputy that he sometimes drives as fast as 140 mph. He also said he had legislative immunity.

Fellow House Republican, Rep. Mark Finchem, filed the ethics complaint. It asks the committee to take whatever action they deem necessary. Mosley can respond to the complaint in writing and offer a defense at any hearing.

Mosley apologized on Facebook after the video came out. He said his comments were inappropriate and in bad judgment.

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