REYNOLDS RESPONDS: Says Review Underway
Iowa Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds said Monday the Department of Public Safety is reviewing scheduling matters following continued questions about a speeding incident in April.
A trooper’s in-car camera caught a black SUV speeding near Iowa Falls. The trooper clocked the vehicle going 84 miles per hour in a 65 mile per hour posted area. The trooper declined to pull over the vehicle after realizing it carried Reynolds and Governor Terry Branstad on April 26th.
Reynolds said no changes have been made yet concerning the way troopers on the administration’s security detail drive to events. But she said, “It’s our intent not to. I think it’s a rarity. And so we’re going to make every attempt to absolutely follow the law. That is our intent.”
When asked what the current policy is for transporting the team, Reynolds responded, “The policy is the law.”
Reynolds said she is busy working while getting driven to her next event and doesn’t notice how fast the vehicle travels. “We’re very busy. We’re on the road a lot and I think that’s really one of the assets of this administration is very accessible and out in the state meeting with people and listening to their concerns and so we work hard,” Reynolds said.
Reynolds declined to say to what event she and the governor were traveling when the trooper caught their vehicle speeding.