An assistant Austin police chief was recently caught on a dashboard camera video in February after he got pulled over for driving 92 mph on MoPac Boulevard (Loop 1)
and drove off with a warning.
Assistant Chief Chris McIlvain was in an unmarked patrol car on his way to Waco to see a Baylor basketball game when he got pulled over for speeding.
After a short discussion about his speeding, McIlvain apologized for his speed, and the officer who pulled him over said “Take care, buddy.”
When news broke of the traffic stop, Austin interim police chief Brian Manley called a press conference to say that he ordered McIlvain be issued a $195 ticket.
“I expect officers of this department to comply with the law, whether it be criminal or traffic laws, just like we expect the citizens to,” Manley said Tuesday.
Readers, however, were quick to sound off on the video on social media.
Some admired that anyone could get up to 92 mph on MoPac, regardless of who it was…
While many people were angry at a perceived level of favoritism within the police department…
While some people weren’t that shocked by the incident…
While @EvilMoPacATX just tweeted what we were all thinking.
What about you? What do you think? Let us know in the comments.
Candace Payne, also known as Chewbacca Mom, streams a Facebook Live video with her custom Chewbacca Mom action figure during a meet and greet at Hasbro HQ in Pawtucket, R.I., Friday, June 17, 2016. (Stew Milne/AP Images for Hasbro)
Candace Payne, the Texas woman better known as Chewbacca Mom, is back on Facebook Live — and it turns out she can sing.
The viral star, who reached internet fame after
posting a Facebook Live video of herself in a Chewbacca toy mask, recorded herself singing Michael Jackson’s “Heal the World” on Saturday in honor of the victims of recent shootings across the U.S.
“I am thousands of miles, hundreds of miles away from identifying with every single ounce of pain that is being felt by the whole world right now,” Payne said in the video.
Payne, who is from Grand Prairie, said she lives just 30 minutes away from where the fatal shootings of
four Dallas police officers and one Dallas Area Rapid Transit police officer were fatally shot at a protest. Though she said she had been silent the past couple of days because she felt sad and hurt, Payne felt like she needed to share Jackson’s song.
“I felt like somebody needs to resing these lyrics again and sing them over our world and just be a good reminder,” Payne said. “I hope that it in someway touches you and inspires you to make a better place.”