At 3:00 pm on Wednesday…Millenium radio’s Kevin McArdle reported that Chris Christie had been ticketed in 2005 by a police officer in lambertville after being pulled over for speeding on Route 29.
However, it wasn’t just speeding. The then US Attorney was also issued summonses for improper insurance identification and an unregistered vehicle.
Here is where this gets ( somewhat ) interesting…according to the Christie campaign, in the car with him was his wife Mary Pat, their children and Michele Brown – the woman who resigned this week over the loan flap ( see earlier posts ).
They were all headed to Delaware for a football game…a plan that came to a crashing halt after being pulled over. However, Christie was permitted to drive the unregistered car back to Mendham.
Is that a scandal? Not really. Unless new information becomes available. As a matter of routine but not by law, unregistered vehicles are impounded. Of course this would not be the first time a cop has let someone off the hook for an infraction. There is no upside for a police officer to deny a favor to the US Attorney…so I guess the point here is that if there is any more ‘there’ there, it’s not out.
And truth be told, as one insider familiar with the case in Lambertville put it…”the cover-up here is not worse than the crime. The crime itself was that the state’s top law enforcement guy didn’t have registration or insurance.”
That also goes to the narrative the Corzine camp has been trying to weaze about two sets of rules – one for Christie the other for everyone else. But the Christie people say this is all much ado about nothing.
In fact the Christie campaign issued a series of mock tweets on twitter which basically poked fun at the story and media’s interest in it. here are some of them:
- BREAKING NEWS: Christie Asked to Leave Movie Theatre for Talking on Cell Phone
- BREAKING NEWS: Christie Spotted Removing Tag from Mattress!
- BREAKING NEWS: Christie Admits to Borrowing Lunch Money in 3rd