ANNAPOLIS – Maryland Attorney Doug Gansler says he has paid a speeding ticket, amid controversy surrounding reports that Maryland State Police say he ordered them to drive him around with sirens blaring, as well as his own use of a state vehicle.
Gansler, who is seeking the Democratic nomination in the upcoming governor’s race, issued a statement on Tuesday announcing he paid the ticket.
Gansler says his office received a citation issued by a speed camera in Washington D.C.
The attorney general says that, while his office was determining who was behind the wheel at the time, the speeding ticket was inadvertently not paid. Gansler says he paid the ticket on Tuesday even though it still isn’t clear who was driving the vehicle.
State police memos from 2011 state that Gansler directed Maryland State Police to bypass traffic jams by driving on the shoulder and activating lights and sirens.