Presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and his wife tend to live life in the fast lane.
The couple have accumulated 17 traffic citations in Florida for violations such as running red lights, speeding, and careless driving, the New York Times reported on Friday:
According to a search of the Miami-Dade and Duval County court dockets, the Rubios have been cited for numerous infractions over the years for incidents that included speeding, driving through red lights and careless driving. A review of records dating back to 1997 shows that the couple had a combined 17 citations: Mr. Rubio with four and his wife with 13. On four separate occasions they agreed to attend remedial driving school after a violation.
The senator reportedly once faced a license suspension for running a red light; his lawyer delayed it and it was “eventually dismissed,” according to the Times.
His wife, Jeanette Rubio, reportedly racked up 13 of the citations, faced suspension three times, and failed at least one driving remedial driving course.
After Rubio became a senator in 2010, the Times said he began using a specialist, Alex Hanna, to handle his citations:
Mr. Rubio hired Mr. Hanna, a Miami-based lawyer and donor, whose website sales pitch says, “Have you received a traffic ticket? Don’t pay it.” With Mr. Hanna’s help, Mr. Rubio’s last two citations were dismissed and seven of Ms. Rubio’s last eight were cleared.