REP. HURLEY'S CANDID CAMERA MOMENT
Rep Julia Hurley's traffic stop caught on cam... She's sorry now...
Rep. Julia Hurley:...I didn't do 77 in a 55...
Trooper:... It was a 50...
Rep. Hurley seems to have a propensity for lots of press; during her campaign and afterward with her Hooter's story. After a landslide vote many politicians think they can do as they wish.
Julia Hurley unseated long time incumbent Dennis Ferguson. State Representative Julia Hurley represents legislative District 32, parts of Loudon County (Lenoir City) and Roane County. Click Here REP. JULIA HURLEY R-DISTRICT 32
The camera on the trooper's dashboard caught Rep. Hurley's candid comments. Listen to Rep. Hurley argue with the THP Tropper.
As Rep. Julia Hurley received her citation paperwork, and near the end of the video, the state trooper also explained to Rep. Hurley how she's driving with expired tags as Rep. Hurley laughs.
An earlier story this year reported in the Roane County newspaper about Rep. Hurley's speeding ticket, said in part ..."The state trooper also noted the following in the narrative section on Hurley’s citation without further detail: “five prior speeding, reckless driving, accident and failure to pay suspension.” With that kind of a driving record, who thinks that she wasn't familiar with procedures?
So far, our hometown newspaper, has yet to report this matter to readers. Perhaps the newspaper is unaware, or maybe thinks that its no big deal, its only a traffic ticket? The Herald routinely publishes traffic and other public records on Joe Six Pack so why give a VIP official, a free pass? Rep. Hurley's driving record isn't a good example for anyone, young or old. In closing, Rep. Hurley's constituents have a right to know about their elected officials, good or bad news. That includes officials that do not follow Tennessee's Public Safety laws. With so many important bills pending this legislative session, Rep. Hurley's antics are quickly becoming tiresome.
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IN THE NEWS
CLICK HERE TO SEE VIDEO Web extra: Confrontation between Rep. Julia Hurley & trooper
"State Representative Julia Hurley apologizes for remarks after January traffic stop
State representative Julia Hurley said she regrets remarks made after a January traffic stop.
THP Trooper Teresa Brown pulled Hurley over on January 22 on Route 23 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.
During the tape, after Trooper Brown returned to Hurley's car to sign the situation, Hurley got upset.
"Alright Miss Hurley can I get your signature?"
Rep. Hurley: "No I will not be signing that and I will not be signing it. I did not do 77 in a 50."
Tpr Brown: "I'm sorry?"
Rep. Hurley: "I did not do 77 in a 50."
Tpr Brown: "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."
Rep. Hurley: "Because you don't have it."
Tpr Brown: "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 further incident.
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."