Missouri mayor resigns after mother’s traffic stop

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GALENA, Mo. (AP) _ The mayor of a Missouri town has resigned after a police officer said the man threatened him while he was writing the mayor’s mother a speeding ticket.

The Springfield News-Leader reports Dustin Bray resigned before Galena’s city council meeting on Tuesday.

A Galena police officer wrote in a report that the mayor showed up Monday while he was writing Bray’s mother a ticket for speeding and failure to show proof of insurance.

The officer says Bray blocked him from exiting his patrol car and acted like he was going to throw a punch. He says the mayor asked if he liked his job.

The officer says he told the mayor he would rather be fired than make an exception for the mayor’s mother.

Bray declined comment to the newspaper.
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Information from: Springfield News-Leader

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