KELO-TV: Noem: Not Proud of Driving Record
KELO-TV: Video footage
KELO-TV: Noem's infractions over the years
Pure Pierre Politics/Bob Mercer: "If Kristi Noem surrenders her driver license, admits to the extreme errors of her ways, and promises to never drive again so long as she is running for Congress or has been elected to Congress, she might have a chance to survive this."
Political Wire: "Poor driving record haunts House candidate"
Rapid City Journal: Life in the too-fast lane
The Hill: "Please Pull Over - GOP candidate has 26 traffic violations"
The Hill: "...a lengthy list of traffic violations, including two arrest warrants."
Leadfoot SD Congress Hopeful Kristi Noem
Badlands Blue: Two Arrest Warrants for Kristi Noem
Madville Times: Noem ditches court six times, earns two arrest warrants
Washington Post "The Fix"
Aberdeen American News: "The infractions are disappointing considering she's a U.S. House candidate."
Rapid City Journal: "Noem also has been ticketed for failure to stop at an intersection, invalid license plates, and warrants were issued for overdue fines she later settled. Noem might need a reminder that it's even more important for lawmakers to follow the law."
Mitchell Daily Republic: "Noem has been ticketed more than 20 times for driving offenses, and two bench warrants were issued for her arrest."
Associated Press: "...took particular note of two warrants that were issued for Noem's arrest when she failed to pay fines."
Mitchell Daily Republic Editorial: "So yes, we do consider high numbers of traffic violations — and in some cases, warrants for late payment and other surprising violations — to be a problem."
Politics Daily: "She has also received six notices for failing to appear in court and two arrest warrants for failing to pay fines related to her tickets. She was stopped by police earlier this year for driving 94 mph."
Noem repeatedly breaks the law when she gets behind the wheel. She has nearly 30 total known violations, including 20 speeding tickets - many at very high rates of speed. Even though it’s added up to thousands of dollars worth of fines and endangered herself, her passengers and others, she hasn’t changed. Most recently, she received a ticket in February for driving 94 miles per hour.
In addition to her habitual speeding habit, she also has a troubling history of simply ignoring the laws of South Dakota, and failing to answer for the punishment she receives. Her pattern demonstrates not only a reckless disregard for the law, but a belief that the laws that every other South Dakotan lives by simply don't matter.
It’s clear that Kristi Noem thinks the rules don’t apply to her.
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