Saturday, January 05, 2013

Former Speaker Tilley pleads not guilty in St. Louis County court

Former Speaker of the House Steve Tilley, R-Perryville, now a lobbyist, pleaded not guilty Friday in St. Louis County Circuit Court to a charge of exceeding the posted speeding limit by 20 to 25 miles per hour, a misdemeanor charge. The traffic stop was made by Missouri Highway Patrol.

The case was sent to circuit court after Tilley pleaded not guilty December 20 in the traffic fine court to the charge, according to online court records.

The next hearing in the case is scheduled for March 12.

This is the third traffic violation for Tilley in the past 10 years, according to online records. On two earlier occasions in St. Genevieve County, once in 2003 and the other time in 2006, Tilley pleaded guilty to "operating a motor vehicle which emitted excessive and unnecessary noise," and paid fines. One stop was made by the Highway Patrol, the other by the Ste. Genevieve County Sheriff's Office.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

So was Tilley still driving that Noise Machine of his when he was pulled over for doing some serious speeding the other day? "But officer," he said, "I was just on my way to get another look at Rush Limbaugh's boyhood home."