representative Julia Hurley said she regrets remarks made after
a January traffic stop.
Teresa Brown pulled Hurley over on January 22 on Route 27 in
Rockwood. At the time, the freshman representative was driving
in her mother's BMW. According to record, she was going 77 mph
in a 50 mph zone.
tape, after Trooper Brown returned to Hurley's car to sign the
situation, Hurley got upset.
"Alright Miss Hurley can I get your signature?"
"No I will not be signing that and I will not be signing it. I
did not do 77 in a 50."
"I did not do 77 in a 50."
"Yes ma'am you were."
Hurley said she wanted to see the radar gun that clocked her
speed. Trooper Brown refused.
"I don't have to show you... with your attitude."
"Because you don't have it."
"Oh but I do. So now if you don't sign it, you can get out of
the car, and go to the Roane County Jail."
She eventually signed the
citation. At one point, she also called her lawyer questioning
whether signing the ticket would mean entering the guilty plea.
Hurley drove away without
Friday, 10News spoke with
Rep. Hurley about the tape. She said she was sorry for what she
said. "I can realize my mistakes and it should be apologized
for," she said.
She added, "my number one
concern is not a speeding ticket. It's the jobs and the future
of the people for the people of Roane County."
Hurley added she paid the
ticket two days after it was issued. She also wrote an apology
to both THP and Trooper Brown.