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Lawmaker cited for going 109 mph on I-75

By: Elizabeth Dorsett Email
By: Elizabeth Dorsett Email
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT)-State Representative Regina Bunch was cited in Lexington for going 39-miles-per-hour over the speed limit along I-75.

"I was at fault and I was wrong," Bunch said in a phone interview with WKYT-TV.

Bunch was driving a Cadillac sedan with official plates when an officer pulled her over.

"I was with the flow of traffic," Bunch said in the interview. "I have no idea how fast I was going. I wasn't paying attention."

A Lexington Police spokesperson says according to the law, officers can arrest anyone for going 25 over the legal limit. But, because he was on a busy traffic detail, he decided the community was better served by spending his time with traffic enforcement than hauling Bunch to jail.

Police say her status as an elected official isn't what got her off.

"Just because I'm a state representative doesn't mean I am above the law," Bunch continued.

This is not the first time Bunch has been pulled over for excessive speeding. According to police, she was cited for going 91 miles-per-hour in the same place back in August. The case was later dismissed.

"Sometimes with the car I drive, I look down and think I need to slow down."

Bunch represents House District 82, which encompasses Whitley and a portion of Laurel County. She won a special election in December 2011 to replace her husband, Dewayne Bunch, who was severely injured when he tried to stop a fight. Dewayne Bunch died last year from the injuries.


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