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?