Lawmaker cited for going 109 mph on I-75

Lawmaker cited for going 109 mph on I-75

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Regina Bunch Regina Bunch

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - A lawmaker cited for traveling at 109 mph on Interstate 75 in Lexington says she will contest the ticket.

State Rep. Regina Bunch told the Lexington Herald-Leader that she doesn't think she was going that fast on Tuesday "because I was traveling with the traffic."

The speed limit on the interstate where she was stopped is 70 mph.

Bunch says she tries to "live by the letter of the law" and will contest the ticket in court on July 1.

Bunch represents House District 82, which encompasses Whitley and a portion of Laurel County. She won a special election in December 2011 to replace her husband, Dewayne Bunch, who was severely injured when he tried to stop a fight. Dewayne Bunch died last year from the injuries.

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