Ganim Campaign SUV Caught Speeding

Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim’s campaign SUV was pulled over for speeding on I-84 Wednesday afternoon as he headed from Hartford to Waterbury as part of a statewide tour to kick off his gubernatorial campaign, according to a reporter who was riding along.

Neil Vigdor of Hearst Connecticut Media tweeted that the vehicle was traveling 100 mph.

A spokeswoman for the Connecticut State Police said the SUV was clocked by laser at a slightly slower speed: 87 mph. No ticket or written warning was issued.

“The trooper issued the operator a verbal warning consistent with the discretion afforded to law enforcement by department policy and state law, which is independent of the occupants of a vehicle,” said Trooper First Class Kelly Grant.

Ganim was not driving the SUV. Ramon Garcia, a detective with the Bridgeport Police Department, routinely chauffeurs the mayor around.

Before traveling to Hartford to file paperwork to declare his candidacy and make several campaign stops, Ganim had been at the Milford studios of WPLR. After visiting Waterbury, Ganim planned to travel to New Haven.

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