Now a much more diminutive (but no less influential) public figure has been pulled over on a South Carolina interstate: S.C. Senate finance committee chairman Hugh Leatherman.
According to our sources Leatherman – arguably the most powerful politician in the Palmetto State – was stopped in his pearl colored Cadillac Escalade heading westbound on Interstate 20 at mile marker 88 (in Kershaw County). The stop occurred on Friday evening at around 6:30 p.m. EST.
This is the same stretch of highway where Boyd was pulled over doing 84 miles per hour in a 70 miles per hour zone.
Calls to the S.C. Department of Public Safety (SCDPS) regarding the disposition of Leatherman’s traffic stop were not immediately returned, but we’re gonna go out on a limb and guess that he didn’t get a ticket.