COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — An official says the Highway Patrol stopped embattled South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford's car for speeding this week but the trooper let the politician's protective detail driver go without a ticket.
South Carolina Department of Public Safety Director Mark Keel on Wednesday confirmed the stop.
He says the trooper did not cite a State Law Enforcement Agent but that a ticket now will be issued.
Sanford has been dealing with a criminal ethics investigation of his travel practices since he revealed an affair with an Argentine woman in June.
In 2006, Sanford's office was highly critical of the lieutenant governor when the Highway Patrol twice stopped him for speeding but did not issue tickets.
Sanford spokesman Ben Fox referred questions about the stop to Keel's agency.