North Carolina Rep. Madison Cawthorn has been billed with driving with a revoked license for a second time — a misdemeanor that could land him in jail for up to 20 days.
The Republican was pulled about by the freeway patrol about 10:26 a.m. March 3 though driving in Cleveland Place, the Asheville Citizen Situations initial documented, citing court docket information and a highway patrol spokesman.
The spokesman, Sgt. Marcus Bethea, unveiled the end occurred right after Trooper Tyler Gannt noticed a 2019 Toyota truck cross the middle line on US 74B. “The driver was recognized as David Madison Cawthorn, 26 years previous of Hendersonville, NC,” Bethea explained to the outlet.
“During the training course of the investigation it was determined that the driver’s license was in the condition of revocation and he was subsequently charged with driving whilst license revoked.”
In addition to the misdemeanor charge, Cawthorn faces two pending speeding citations in Buncombe County, in which he was driving 89 mph in a 65-mph zone in October, and Polk, the place he was clocked driving 87 mph in a 70-mph zone in January.
The conservative congressman was reportedly “very polite and cooperative” for the duration of very last week’s incident.
Driving with a license revoked is a Class 3 misdemeanor offense in North Carolina that carries a greatest sentence of 20 days in jail or a $200 great.
A court date for Cawthorn’s charge has been established for May 6. Hearings for the rushing citations have been established for April 18 for the Polk incident and May well 3 for the Buncombe citation.
“Our office expects the targeted visitors issues to be settled quickly and we remain focused on serving the constituents of NC-11,” his office environment claimed in a assertion to The Put up.
Very last week’s incident is not the to start with time Cawthorn has been charged with driving with a revoked license. Courtroom documents reviewed by the Citizen Periods uncovered the congressman was charged in 2017 with driving whilst license revoked, nevertheless it was later dismissed.
Cawthorn was elected to Congress in November 2020, defeating Democratic opponent Moe Davis.
In December, Cawthorn declared that he and wife, Cristina, have been divorcing just after only 8 months of marriage, as the conservative lawmaker admitted their lives had altered “overnight” right after he was elected to Congress.
Cawthorn, a staunch conservative, has regularly stood by previous President Donald Trump considering the fact that the 2020 election, supporting his statements that there was large fraud in the election and that it was stolen from Republicans.
The North Carolina Congressman also attended and spoke at the “Stop the Steal” rally on Jan 6. 2021 that was held shortly just before the Capitol riot.
Cawthorn will be operating for reelection in this fall’s midterm elections, even so he will be running in North Carolina’s western-most district adhering to congressional redistricting in the point out.