NJ Politics Digest: Mary Pat Christie Busted for Distracted Driving

Mary Pat Christie. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Gov. Chris Christie’s wife, Mary Pat, was nabbed for distracted driving as part of a statewide crackdown ordered by her husband’s attorney general, according to NJ Advance Media.

New Jersey’s first lady was caught driving with her cell phone in hand in April, when the state increased enforcement against distracted driving. The rookie cop from the Bernardsville Police Department had no idea he pulled over and ticketed the governor’s wife. And Mary Pat, to her credit, didn’t mention who she was to try to get out it. She pleaded guilty and paid a $250 fine.

Here is the police dash cam video from the traffic stop:

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In other news, Phil Murphy released part of his 2016 tax return, showing he made $4.6 million last year. And the battle between Senate President Steve Sweeney and the New Jersey Education Association reached the $15.8 million mark.

Quote of the Day: “If writing a story about Salonia Saxton will help make you a relevant reporter than (sic) so be it. … you’re going to write the story the way you see fit. Your story is your story God’s story is my story.” — Hillside mayoral candidate Salonia Saxton (one of several names, apparently) after Rutgers University couldn’t verify she attended the school.

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