Police leader caught speeding: ‘I need to slow my butt down’

FILE - Col. Lamar Davis, superintendent of the Louisiana State Police, speaks during a news conference, Friday, May 21, 2021, in Baton Rouge, La. Davis told WAFB-TV in an interview on July 7, 2022, that he was pulled over for speeding on Interstate 10 west of Baton Rouge in late June but was not ticketed by one of his own officers. Davis apologized and said: “I need to slow my butt down.” (AP Photo/Melinda Deslatte, File)

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The superintendent of Louisiana State Police acknowledges he was pulled over for speeding in an unmarked work vehicle but did not receive a ticket from one of his own officers.

Col. Lamar Davis tells WAFB-TV that he accepts responsibility but does not remember how fast he was driving.

A Trooper Pulled Davis Over

A state trooper pulled Davis over June 28 on Interstate 10 west of Baton Rouge. Davis said in the Friday interview that he has no excuse for speeding, and he added: “I need to slow my butt down.”

Police leader caught speeding

Davis says the trooper’s actions were allowed under state police policy.