SHELBY, NC (WNCN) – Video obtained by CBS 17 on Monday showed a North Carolina State Highway Patrol officer passing Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R) in January — one of a few Traffic-related encounters he has had with authorities in recent months.
the The Asheville Citizen Times reports Earlier in March, the congressman representing North Carolina’s westernmost counties was charged with driving on March 3 with a revoked driver’s license. He was pulled over in Buncombe County after crossing the center line on US 74B.
The officer noted that Cawthorn was courteous and cooperative, the newspaper reported.
Cawthorn was previously pulled over for speeding in Buncombe County in October and Polk County in January. According to the Citizen-Times, Cawthorn was driving 89 mph in a 65 mph zone in October and 87 mph in a 70 mph zone in January in the incident.
Records show Cawthorn is scheduled to stand trial in Cleveland County on May 6. He also has court dates in Polk County on April 18 and in Buncombe County on May 3.
The Citizen-Times noted that the maximum penalty for driving with a revoked license is 20 days in prison, although a fine or probation are more common.
CBS 17 reached out to Cawthorn’s office for comment on the traffic problems.
“Our office expects the traffic issues to be resolved quickly and we remain focused on serving the members of NC-11,” the statement said.
At the age of 18, Cawthorn was partially paralyzed in a 2014 car accident in which he was a passenger.
https://www.cbs17.com/news/north-carolina-news/video-shows-trooper-pull-rep-madison-cawthorn-over-for-speeding-in-january/ Video shows a soldier convicting Representative Madison Cawthorn of speeding in January