Lawmaker's traffic stop discussed again by panel

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

DENVER (AP) -- An ethics committee looking into a Republican lawmaker's controversial traffic stop will discuss whether to continue or stop its review.

Collbran Rep. Laura Bradford's traffic stop on Jan. 25 became media fodder because it raised questions about whether she received preferential treatment when Denver police suspected her of driving drunk.

But police later said they mischaracterized the traffic stop and gave the false impression she used a state constitutional clause that prevents lawmakers from being detained during session.

The ethics panel meets Friday. Bradford's attorney told the panel in a letter that the ethics complaint is meritless and should be dismissed.

The ethics complaint has exposed a rocky relationship between Bradford and Republicans who supported the review. It could compromise the GOP's one-vote advantage in the House.

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  • by guest on Feb 10, 2012 at 02:14 PM
    didnt we all know it would all be covered up and nothing wrong????? she still needs to get out .
  • by Anonymous on Feb 10, 2012 at 11:21 AM
    it is called CYA for all involved. this is great news for one bug eyed troll from colbran who is obviously above the law that is only applicable to serfs such as us.
  • by Bruce on Feb 10, 2012 at 09:01 AM
    My sources tell me that what the Republican Ethics Committee is miffed about is that Laura single handedly found a Happy Hour bar that starts at noon and failed to notify her Kings of Cirrhosis.
  • by Jeff on Feb 10, 2012 at 08:43 AM
    Ethics committee investigating a traffic stop that proved nothing? Isn't there more important issues to deal with? Politicians on an "ethics committee." Anyone else see the irony in that?
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