Regional
4:36 pm
Sat September 3, 2011

At 13 Miles Over The Limit, Governor's Car Gets A Verbal Warning

New Mexico – Police said New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez's vehicle was pulled over after her driver was caught going 13 mph over the speed limit.

KOAT-TV reports (http://bit.ly/pkHCJ7 ) that Albuquerque police confirmed Thursday that the governor's vehicle was clocked going 48 mph in a 35 mph zone on Frontage Road near Jefferson Street and Interstate 25 last Friday.

Police said a New Mexico State Police officer was driving Martinez to lunch at Chama River Brewing Company.

That violation typically earns the driver a $95 ticket, but the governor's driver got away with a verbal warning.

Albuquerque Sgt. Patrick Ficke said the governor did not receive preferential treatment.

Martinez wouldn't comment on the traffic stop.

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Information from: KOAT-TV, http://www.thenewmexicochannel.com/index.html


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