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Joseph Hogsett, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana, received a ticket for speeding in Owen County. Hogsett was driving 10 miles over the posted speed limit on State Road 46 when he was stopped and cited for speeding.

Hogsett said in a news release April 8 that he was running late to a meeting in Bloomington on April 5, but that didn’t justify his exceeding the posted speed limit.

“The United States Attorney must be held to a higher standard. I apologize for my poor judgment in exceeding the posted speed limit and I readily accept the consequences of my haste,” he said.

Hogsett is in the process of paying the $130 fine to the Clerk of the Owen Circuit Court. He became U.S. Attorney for the Southern District in October 2010.

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  • editorial bias
    I am wondering why Indiana lawyer did not cover this fantastic laywer crime story. http://www.wishtv.com/dpp/news/local/marion_county/cops-attorney-beat-boyfriend-officer

    concerning Ms Obunlumi Okanlami an Indianpolis lawyer accused of battery and other crimes
  • Not a loss for breaking news,
    rather a loss of resolve to print them. Plenty of high placed Indiana attorneys get popped for DUI without making this newspaper. See, e.g. Boone County in January.
  • Is it NEWS ?
    I am glad to know by the level of inteest Indiana Lawyer has given this issue, that nobody connected with Indiana Lawyer has ever sped or broken any law including J-walking. It seems IN LAWYER is pretty hard up to find some tabloid news item to run
  • Really
    This is some news...Perhaps, if he had said "don't you know who I am?" to the officer it would be something to write about...as he is willingly accepting his punishment for and making no excuses about being "10 over" I must echo "bryanbrown" and the Barney Fife reference...must have been trying to make quota early in the month...
  • I have to wonder ...
    given this level of lawbreaking, if he might have also pulled the tags off his mattresses and failed to recycle his glass products. Time to nip it all in the bud, Andy.

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