A New Jersey Republican lawmaker was caught on a police-body camera in a profanity-laced rant during a DWI arrest in April.
Raw Story reported The body-cam footage of Maria Rodriguez-Gregg, the first female Latina Republican in the New Jersey Assembly, was obtained by The Trentonian through a public records request and shows an interesting exchange between the combative politician and police.
Police responded after Rodriguez-Gregg was rear ended by another driver. Raw Story transcribed some of the video:
“It’s 3 in the morning and they’re probably drinking,” she suggested. “Make them do a breathalyzer.”
“I don’t need this kind of sh*t from these assh*les who can’t drive,” she tells the police.
Naturally, the had to tell the officers she was somebody important, suggesting she should get special treatment.
“I got rear-ended and you guys are treating me like I’m the f**king a**hole,” Rodriguez-Gregg told the cops.
She touts her importance as a person again, “I am a sitting assemblywoman. I am not an assh*le.”
Police then begin to search for illegal items.
“Please empty your pockets ma’am,” an officer says at about the 9 minute mark.
“I have no pockets, it’s a dress!” Assemblywoman Rodriquez-Gregg yells.
“You have a jacket on that has pockets,” an officer replies.
“It’s a f*cking sweater,” Assemblywoman Rodriquez-Gregg replies. “Here, take this sweater there.”
“You’re dealing with a sitting Assemblywoman, everybody is going to hear about this sh*t,” Rodriquez-Gregg predicted. “Harass a Latino female — exactly, no marijuana, nothing.”
“I have done nothing but support the police, I have have been one of your number one supporters politically. F*cking assh*oles!” she cursed. “Yeah, exactly, mess with the wrong person.”
The officers then decided to arrest her.
No marijuana was found in her system and the other driver was never given a sobriety test.
Assemblywoman Rodriguez-Gregg is reportedly not seeking re-election.
Watch the body-cam video below:
(Article By Jeremiah Jones)