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SC mayor pulled over, then pulls trooper over

Jim Preacher Jim Preacher

NORWAY, SC (AP) - The South Carolina State Law Enforcement Division is investigating the mayor of Norway's claim that he was legally empowered to pull over a state trooper after the trooper had pulled him over for speeding.

The Times and Democrat of Orangeburg reports that Norway Mayor Jim Preacher was stopped for speeding on Wednesday. After the traffic stop, Preacher turned on the blue lights and siren in his vehicle and pulled the trooper over.

Preacher acknowledges he was speeding, but says he was acting in his capacity as the town's chief constable. 

The state Department of Public Safety has asked SLED to look into whether Norway's mayor does have powers of law enforcement.

The town council disbanded the Norway Police Department last year.

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Mayor who quit in 2010 wins election by 4 votes

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