Washington (CNN) - A traffic stop can be unnerving enough, but try it with thousands of people listening in as you're pulled over.
Police in suburban Washington stopped Congressman Dan Lungren, R-California, on his way to work Friday morning, right in the middle of a live interview with a radio station in his home district.
Just as CNN Radio affiliate KFBK in Sacramento began the interview on Lungren's International Megan's Law bill, listeners heard the officer say sternly "can you hang up the phone, sir?"
Lungren told the host, "I have to get off the phone in just a moment here. Can I call you in just a second? I'm sorry – I'm talking to a police officer here."
The station took a break, with the host saying "that was interesting". Moments later, the Congressman was back in the phone, noting with a chuckle he was driving "just slightly over the speed limit".
Lungren joked "I guess I was just excited to be on the radio".
As the officer ran his information, he continued the interview, discussing the bill that passed the House of Representatives this week requiring sex offenders to tell officials 21 days before they leave the country.
And in the end, Lungren Communications Director Brian Kaveney told CNN the officer who stopped him along the George Washington Parkway in Virginia let him off with a warning.