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Salisbury Council President Racks up Traffic Violations

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Salisbury City Council President Jake Day (Photo: WBOC) Salisbury City Council President Jake Day (Photo: WBOC)

SALISBURY, Md.- Late last week Salisbury City Council President Jake Day was pulled over in Anne Arundel County. According to online Maryland court records, Day was cited by police for driving 73 mph in a 55 mph zone.

On top of that, Day was also charged with driving a vehicle without a valid driver's license, which is suspended.
Word of Day's violations is getting around and many people were questioning his actions.

"It's an irresponsible way for one of our representatives to act that way because if they are going to make the laws they should follow them," said George Chevallier of Salisbury. "If his license was suspended, the state told him he cannot drive then he should not have been driving simple as that."

WBOC also spoke two of day's fellow council members, Laura Mitchell and Shanie Shields. Both are calling Day's traffic stop a private matter and believe the situation will in no way hinder his ability to stay on the council.  

"Whatever happened, happened in his vehicle on his time and I don't know if there is an administrative error to why his license is actually suspended but that's his business," said Mitchell.

"As far as me personally asking him to step down from him being president of the council I would not do that, because he is doing an excellent job for Salisbury," said Shields.

Charity Roper and her daughter have called Salisbury home for years. Charity said that Day deserves the chance to defend himself.

"Until he gets back and is able to make a statement and explain himself, right now it's not a big deal in my eyes," Roper said.

WBOC also reached out to Day who was out of town on Thursday. However, he declined to comment on the advice of his attorney.

WBOC also traded emails with Mayor Jim Ireton, who said that Day does not have a city-issued vehicle and does not drive any of the city's vehicles.


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