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News Release: Holland Proves Unfit for Election

NEWS RELEASE

HOLLAND PROVES UNFIT FOR ELECTION

 ATTEMPTED COVER UP AND RECKLESS DISREGARD FOR THE LAW

COME UNDER NEW SCRUTINY

 

(LITTLE ROCK) New information regarding Senator Bruce Holland’s attempted cover-up of court files regarding his complete disregard for the safety of others came to light this weekend with the emergence of documents surrounding his arrest that Holland asked the court to seal. The documents revealed that when the police officer questioned why Holland tried to escape the police officer at speeds over 100 miles per hour, Holland responded “I just got the car yesterday and was trying it out.”

“His reckless disregard for the law and his attempted cover up prove Bruce Holland unfit for the election and unfit for the Arkansas Senate.  It is deplorable that Sen. Holland would hold himself above the law, risking the lives of others, and respond to a police officer as if he were playing with a toy,” Candace Martin, communications director of the Democratic Party of Arkansas said.

Senator Bruce Holland requested the court seal documents containing the statement he made as reported by his arresting deputy. When Holland was asked about his attempt to seal these documents and regarding the statements he made, Holland refused to answer.

 

Background

 

Holland attempted to withhold information from the public regarding his arrest. After fighting the charges in court and even appealing the court’s punishment for Holland’s reckless behavior, Holland requested “the court seal a statement made by his arresting deputy.”

(“Taking a Statement Out for a Spin”, Northwest Arkansas Times, 9/16/2012)

 

Holland was evading police because he was playing games at dangerously high speeds with his ‘new car’. The deputy’s account, which was sealed at Holland’s request, said “when asked why he was driving in that manner and not stopping for me, he replies ‘I just got the car yesterday and was trying it out.”

(“Taking a Statement Out for a Spin”, Northwest Arkansas Times, 9/16/2012)

 

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