Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren has been taking heat for hiring her uncle as her security detail. Now the uncle was stopped for speeding on the Thruway as he and Warren were driving to the State of the State last Wednesday, the Times Union reported today.
Her driver and uncle, Reggie Hill, was not ticketed, the paper said, after he was reportedly going 97 mph near Gloversville.
Warren spokeswoman Chris Christopher disputed that they were going 97 mph, saying he thought “he was exceeding 80.”
Warren’s driver and bodyguard, Reggie Hill, is a retired bodyguard for former governors in Albany.
Christoper said Hill was not ticketed because he was following accepted practice for security details.
Hill “told me it is standard security protocol to travel faster than the average speed” on the highway, Christopher told the TU.
The paper said that there’s no indication of that exception for security detail in state traffic law, only for emergency vehicles.
There was no immediate comment this morning from Christopher.