An Arizona senator pleaded “no contest” to a charge stemming from a freeway fight with his ex-girlfriend, according to The Arizona Republic.
This isn’t the first time Sen. Scott Bundgaard has had trouble with the law. He’s a former felon whose record (for a scheme to steal car stereos from his employer) was expunged some years ago. He told me several years ago, when he was a state senator, that he made a bad decision, and that he was only 18 years old at the time. And why was I making such a big deal of it, for heavens sake.
In his February freeway fight with with his ex-girlfriend Aubrey Ballard, Bundgaard told the cops he was slapped around by his girlfriend in a fit of (her) jealous rage.
He sought legislative immunity when the cops were about to cuff him. Only the girlfriend went to jail that night. She claimed he dragged her out of the car and threw her down.
Both Bundgaard and Ballard were bruised, according to reports.
Recent behind-the-scenes negotiations ended up with Bundgaard having to attend a “diversion program” in exchange for pleading no contest to misdemeanor endangerment and the dismissal of an assault charge, according to The Arizona Republic.
I’m not a fan of Scott Bundgaard and his extremist politics. I have written about him for years. Here’s one column. It made him furious.
I wish I could stop making him furious, but he keeps making bad decisions.
And I will continue writing about him.
Because he’s a powerful state senator, and people need to understand who they elected.
And who supports him.
In closing, here’s a video of the disgraced senator as he was endorsed by America’s Toughest Sheriff.