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Republican Frontrunner Cited For Speeding

by Staff Report | May 13, 2014 2:47pm
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Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley was pulled over Monday by state police on his way home from a fundraiser for Sen. Art Linares in Haddam.

Foley’s spokesman Chris Cooper confirmed that Foley was pulled over for failing to “obey the posted limit,” also known as speeding. Foley was travelling at about 80 mph on Route 9, where the speed limit is usually posted at 65 mph.

The Democratic Party, who has been anxious to remind people of Foley’s road rage incident more than two decades ago, was mum about the speeding incident.

Kevin Rennie, a lawyer and blogger, was first to report the incident on his Daily Ructions blog.

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posted by: DrHunterSThompson | May 13, 2014  4:38pm

DrHunterSThompson

Everybody goes 80mph on Route 9, he must have been targeted.

HST

posted by: Commuter | May 13, 2014  10:12pm

Failure to obey the posted speed limit is not the same thing as speeding. It is a less serious, less costly charge. The state police officer, if he cited Foley with the former after clocking him doing 80, cut him a bit of slack.

If Foley was charged with the latter, and the campaign is saying he was charged with the former, the campaign is misrepresenting the facts.

To be clear: if Foley was cited for speeding, Mr. Cooper is lying. About a speeding ticket.

And if they wlll lie about something as insignificant as that, well…

posted by: Fisherman | May 13, 2014  10:34pm

How does the “staff writer” know that the Democratic Party “has been anxious to remind people of Foley’s road rage incident more than two decades ago”; particularly when they are “mum” about the incident”?

Is this a gossip column now?

posted by: Bethy | May 14, 2014  6:13am

Bethy

are you sure it wasn’t another road rage incident? don’t worry, he’ll pay is way out like Linda McMahon…

posted by: shinningstars122 | May 14, 2014  6:23am

shinningstars122

Tom Foley ”  The cruise control must have gotten the better of me.”

Or better yet.

” Officer you don’t even feel it in this Mercedes SLS Coupe.”

posted by: GBear423 | May 14, 2014  6:57am

GBear423

Get yer Motor Runnin!

hope he raises the speed limit, EVERYBODY drives 80+mph Might as well acknowledge it.

posted by: Tessa Marquis | May 14, 2014  7:27am

One Word: Breathalizer

posted by: Joebigjoe | May 14, 2014  8:03am

80 is not breaking the law.

This is breaking the law.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/may/12/feds-released-hundreds-immigrant-murderers-drunken/