The long-running saga of former State Rep. Paul Mosley and his speeding ticket came to an end Dec. 4 in Parker Justice Court. Justice of the Peace Tiffany Dyer granted a motion from Mosley’s attorney, Jacob W. Breckinridge, to allow him to attend defensive driving school.
Breckinridge said Mosley has no prior criminal record, and added that Mosley wants to take responsibility for his actions.
Mosely is facing a single charge of excessive speed. He could face up to 30 days in jail or a $500 fine.
Mosley, a Lake Havasu City resident, was pulled over in March 2018 north of Parker on State Route 95 for allegedly traveling 97 mph in a 55 mph speed zone. Video of the traffic stop was given to a local website, Parker Live. It went viral in July, showing Mosley telling La Paz County Sheriff’s Dep. Steve Maya that he regularly drives up to 140 miles per hour and, off camera, stating legislative immunity protected him from receiving a speeding ticket.
Because Mosley represented La Paz County in his elected position as a state representative, the investigation was handed over to Cochise County to avoid a conflict of interest.
In late July 2018, Gov. Doug Ducey signed an executive order stating that legislators could be cited if their bad driving went beyond simple speeding.