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LeMieux a man in a hurry (check his record)

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September

Lemieux-shades George LeMieux is off to the U.S. Senate without the nuisance of something called an election, but in the days and weeks ahead he's sure to get candidate-like vetting that no staffer would expect to endure. Here's a small nugget: LeMieux has received four speeding tickets on Florida highways in the past eight years resulting in 10 points against his license. (Could he have spent 15 minutes and saved 15 percent on his car insurance?)

Here's the detail, according to the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles:

Sept. 14, 2001, St. Lucie County: Cited for doing 91 in a 70-mph zone. Convicted, 4 points.

April 3, 2005, Leon County: Speed in excess of posted limit (no mph listed). Convicted, 3 points.

March 15, 2006, Madison County: Cited for doing 86 in a 70 mph zone. Adjudication withheld.

Sept. 2, 2006, Hernando County: Doing 49 in a 40. Convicted, 3 points. (That was three days before the Republican primary in which LeMieux's candidate, Charlie Crist, trounced Tom Gallagher.) 

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[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 3:15pm]

    

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