Christie Driving Record Becomes Issue in New Jersey Governor’s Race
By Mary Jacoby | August 30, 2022 4:55 pm

Former U.S. Attorney Chris Christie’s driving record has become an issue in the New Jersey governor’s race.

On Friday, a spokeswoman for Gov. Jon Corzine (D) called the Republican challenger a “complete menace” as a driver, after it was revealed he’d been found guilty on 13 tickets between 1985 and 2009, and had been involved in six accidents between 1989 and 2007. Christie wasn’t ticketed in the accidents, and a spokesman for the New Jersey motor vehicles department said he was a driver in good standing, the Daily Record reported.

On Saturday Christie clarified the circumstances surrounding a 2005 traffic stop, in which he was issued tickets for speeding and driving an unregistered vehicle without proof of insurance.

Christie said he didn’t bring up his position as U.S. Attorney, but that a tow truck driver had recognized him, The Associated Press reported. He said he was permitted to drive the vehicle home because his four kids were with him, not because he got favorable treatment as a result of his law enforcement position, The AP reported.

Also in the car with him at the 2005 traffic stop was his wife and Michele Brown, a family friend and prosecutor who was supervised by Christie in the U.S. Attorney office. Christie on Saturday denied a report that Brown had displayed her badge during the traffic stop. Brown resigned as acting First Assistant U.S. attorney last week after controversy erupted over a $46,000 loan Christie had made to her.

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2 Comments

  1. Don318 says:

    If the police was going to let him drive his car home without being towed, why was the tow truck driver there to ID him?

  2. gjdagis says:

    You have to be kidding. This is NOTHING compared to what Corzine did just a couple of years ago! Christie’s actions were stupid; Corzine’s were CRIMINAL !

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