The top law enforcement officer of Arizona’s Department of Public Safety appeared to downplay the revelation he was caught driving more than 90 mph on a freeway in October.
DPS Director Frank Milstead appeared on KTAR and misstated the criminal speeding law while also making light of his own actions.
“I am baffled by as much attention this has received,” Milstead said. “I have sped before and I might speed again.”
The stunning admission comes after years of Milstead making public pronouncements that condemn speeding on Arizona’s highways. In 2017, Milstead said speed was the number one cause of deaths. Last year, there were more than 1,000 traffic fatalities in Arizona, according to ADOT.