Rep. Madison Cawthorn charged with driving with revoked license

Rep. Madison Cawthorn (RN.C.) is facing charges of driving with a revoked license after being arrested March 3 by the North Carolina Highway Patrol.

This is the second time the Republican lawmaker has been charged with the crime, an offense punishable by up to 20 days in jail if convicted.

Patrol spokesman Chris Knox told reporters he could not comment on the exact reason for the revocation of Cawthorn’s license, saying the information was protected by federal law, the Driver Privacy Act.

In addition to the new charge, Cawthorn has a speeding ticket citations for driving at 89 mph in a 65 mph zone in October and 87 mph in a 70 mph zone in January, the Citizen-Times noted. Cawthorn is due in court in Shelby on May 6 to answer the charges.

HuffPost reached out to Cawthorn for comment, but did not immediately respond. A spokesperson for the congressman made this statement to Asheville ABC affiliate WLOS-TV: “Our office expects traffic issues to be resolved quickly and we remain focused on serving NC-11 voters.


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