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Delaware Treasurer-elect Pleads Guilty After Traffic Stop

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Colleen Davis (Submitted photo) Colleen Davis (Submitted photo)

DOVER, Del.- Democratic state treasurer-elect Colleen Davis has pleaded guilty to speeding after being charged with driving on a suspended license and other offenses.

Davis entered the plea Thursday morning in Sussex County Court of Common Pleas. She was assessed two points on her driver's license and fined $43, plus court costs. Criminal charges were dropped.

After the plea, Davis declined to speak with reporters about the plea.

"You have a very Merry Christmas," she said as she left the Sussex County Courthouse in Georgetown.

Earlier this month, Davis pleaded not guilty and demanded a jury trial, which had been scheduled for Jan. 30, after she is sworn into office early next month. Davis was charged with two misdemeanors and cited for speeding and two other traffic violations after a trooper stopped her on Nov. 13, one week after she defeated Republican incumbent Ken Simpler.

Carl Kanefsky, a spokesman for the Delaware Department of Justice, said the resolution of Davis' case was consistent with similar cases involving drivers.

"The reduction of the speed is a common resolution for similarly situated ticketed drivers. Charges involving lack of valid or present documentation at the traffic stop were dropped based on current proof of a valid license and valid registration, also a common resolution," he said.

The incident marked the fourth time since 1997 that Davis has been charged with driving on a suspended license.

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