ALBANY, N.Y. -- Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren and her uncle, who also serves as her body guard , were stopped on their way to Albany last week for speeding.
However, there was no ticket issued.
Police said Reggie Hill was driving 97 miles per hour, 32 miles over the speed limit on the Thruway.
Monday, Warren responded, defending Hill, a former State Trooper who's done details for the governor in the past. She called the claims partially untrue.
"So when he was stopped going a little over 77 miles per hour, so I don't know where this 97 mph. The trooper stopped, and he said we go a little bit faster than the rate everyone else is going. He said well, you are not working for the Governor anymore sir, so you need to slow down. He said, okay I understand the protocol now," Warren said.
"We are aware it is possible a trooper effected discretion during a traffic stop involving the Mayor of Rochester last week. Having said that we want to be clear, we would never encourage or condone driving at an excessive rate of speed," State Police said in an issued statement.