Immunity prevents arrest of Arizona lawmaker after freeway fight
February 28th, 2011
09:54 AM ET
3 years ago

Immunity prevents arrest of Arizona lawmaker after freeway fight

(CNN) - An Arizona state senator involved in an apparent freeway-shoulder scuffle with his girlfriend was not detained because he has immunity from arrest while the legislature is in session, police said.

Officers in Phoenix who were called to investigate a reported altercation found that both Sen. Scott Bundgaard and his girlfriend, Aubry Ballard, had marks suggesting a physical dispute, police spokesman Sgt. Tommy Thompson said.

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  1. Bill from GA

    Thank God for Arizona. It makes living in Georgia less embarrassing.

    February 28, 2011 10:02 am at 10:02 am |
  2. terry, va

    Immunity for politicians is an outrage. Of course they are the ones that pass the laws and therefore we get stuck with their above the law attitude. This clown needs arrested as do the stupid dumbocrap senators from Wisconsin.

    February 28, 2011 10:09 am at 10:09 am |
  3. diridi

    that is silly and idiotic and draconian law....even if he murders, while in session, he is given immunity???? Res Jestae does not apply here....what a nonsense this law is....no wonder, Harvard law grads are working in k'mart....i pity...

    February 28, 2011 10:11 am at 10:11 am |
  4. Emerson

    Being Arizona, both of them were lucky the other was not packing a Glock.

    February 28, 2011 10:28 am at 10:28 am |
  5. Annie, Atlanta

    We have the guys that make the laws immune from the laws. We have a Supreme Court that is legislating from the bench. We have the rich getting away with crimes, including murder. We have a previous administration, some of whom go on news programs, who admit to torture. We have a trillion dollar war based on a crime. And then we have politicians talking about "American exceptionalism." Seriously? That exceptionalism only counts if you have power or money or both. This is sad.

    February 28, 2011 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
  6. Rick McDaniel

    Sounds like they should both have been arrested.

    February 28, 2011 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
  7. tamade

    And we complain about the lack of accountability in other countries? What a joke.

    February 28, 2011 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  8. Annie, Atlanta

    Bill from GA – I agree, for the most part. Of course we have the state rep. from Marietta who wants to arrest every woman who has a miscarriage, but luckily that hasn't gotten a lot of traction. Broun laughing at the guy who asked about shooting the President sucked up all the oxygen during that cycle. On second thought . . . oh never mind.

    February 28, 2011 11:34 am at 11:34 am |
  9. terry, va

    @ Annie....you can hate the game but don't hate the player. In this country , if you work hard you can become rich. I know. I grew up dirt poor and decided I wanted something better. I became rich by hard work and working for a company. No I didn't steal or abuse anyone. I got paid every other week. The problem as I see it is to many people cry about their lot in life and expect handouts. People ought to try working and managing their money instead of going for Obummie's socialist policies. Being rich is not a sin. Coveting what others have is.

    February 28, 2011 11:35 am at 11:35 am |