California Rep. Dan Lungren pulled over for speeding during on-air interviewBy AP
Friday, July 30, 2010
Calif. Rep. Lungren caught speeding while on air
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Rep. Dan Lungren was forced to cut short a radio interview when he was stopped by police in Virginia for speeding while he was live on the air.
The Sacramento Republican was pulled over while talking to KFBK radio Friday morning on his way from his Virginia home to his Washington, D.C. office.
On the air, a police officer could be heard telling Lungren to hang up his phone. Lungren explained to the interviewer that he had been driving “probably just slightly over the speed limit.”
Lungren spokesman Brian Kaveney said his boss believes he also caught the officer’s eye because he was using his phone without a handsfree device, though that is not illegal in Virginia.
The lawmaker, from California’s 3rd District, got off with a warning.