WV Politician Proves He’s Above The Law
Lewisburg, WV – The dascham video (just released through the FOIA) shows Jim Justice, West Virginia’s richest man, owner of The Greenbrier and a current Democratic candidate for governor, being pulled over for driving 54 mph in a 40 mph zone in the town of Lewisburg.
The first issue that becomes relevant in the video is that Justice’s tags are not on file as being registered with the Department of Motor Vehicles. The officer clearly gives him a break on this, but does cite him for speeding — although he drops the amount from 54 to 44 mph in a 40 mph zone.
Most folks would be happy with this, but not Justice. In the dashcam video, he twice notes that he is not “above the law,” yet when the officer tickets him he calls him a “total lunatic” and “crazy.”
Perhaps the most damning part of the video is when the young officer, polite and professional throughout the encounter, offers to explain the ticket to Justice.
Justice’s response: “I want you to explain it to your boss.”
Sgt. J.A. Vance of the Lewisburg Police Dept gave Justice a break on the tags and speeding,
but also issued a rightfully earned citation. (One that, by the way, was later voided.)