Perry County Sheriff Scott Montgomery released a statement today saying that Greenwood Senator Bruce Holland has been charged in connection with the lawmaker leading a deputy on what police have called a high-speed chase through two counties on Monday.
After the chase, which reached speeds of 110 miles an hour, the pursuing Deputy let Holland go because he mistakenly believed the Arkansas state constitution grants lawmaker immunity from charges during the legislative session.
Holland has been charged with Fleeing (a class A misdemeanor), careless driving, and improper passing.
Sheriff’s press release on the jump…
UPDATE: KUAR has an interview with the sheriff. He sounds like he’s sorry the whole thing happened; wants to “get past it”; says Holland might not even have to go to court.
We’re sorry he’s sorry.