Arizona Eagletarian

Arizona Eagletarian

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Those wacky state senate Republicans... or at least one of them

News reports today indicate that Arizona state Senate Majority Leader Scott Bundgaard (R-LD4) was involved in a domestic violence incident in NE Phoenix on Friday night. 

Bundgaard was briefly taken into custody after Phoenix Police responded to calls of a man pulling a woman out of a gold vehicle stopped on Arizona highway 51 (Piestewa Freeway).  Officers reported that both Bundgaard and his female passenger, (Bundgaard's girlfriend) Aubry Ballard, 34, showed signs of having been in a physical altercation.

Ballard was arrested for assault but Bundgaard invoked immunity as a lawmaker with the state legislature in session and therefore was not arrested.

This is not Bundgaard's first run in with the law.  According to a report in the Phoenix New Times, he "served two years' probation for his part in a scheme to steal automotive equipment from a Smitty's he worked at in 1986. (His rights to vote and hold office have since been restored.)"

Is the beginning of the unraveling of state Republican lawmakers?

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