State Senator Bruce “High-Speed” Holland and the story of his fleeing from the police last year is back in the news again.
As you may recall, last year “High-Speed” Holland led police on a dangerous 16-mile chase with speeds reaching up to 100 miles per hour through Perry County.
Holland, a Republican, claimed at the time he didn’t notice flashing blue lights following him at high speeds for the 16 miles. Even though he claimed he was innocent, he eventually plead guilty to misdemeanor charges.
Apparently as part of his plea agreement, I’m told that Holland had the case sealed, so the public couldn’t learn the extent of “High-Speed” Holland’s total disrespect for law enforcement.
However, Doug Thompson, intrepid reporter for the Morning News of Northwest Arkansas, was able to get his hands on the sealed report from the Deputy Sheriff who pulled Holland over after finally getting him to stop after 16 miles. Thompson wrote a Sunday column about the report.
One line from the Deputy Sheriff’s report, previously unreported, really drives home the point of Bruce Holland’s sense of entitlement and disrespect for the police. No pun intended in that last sentence by the way.
From the Deputy Sheriff’s Report:
“When asked why he [Holland] was driving in that manner and not stopping for me, he replied, ‘I just got the car yesterday and was trying it out.’”
State Senator Holland endangered the lives of fellow drivers and a police officer just so he could test drive his Nissan 350Z sports car at speeds of over 100 miles per hour.
I wouldn’t be surprised if “High-Speed” Holland’s car chase finds its way into his race against Democratic State Rep. Tracy Pennartz. Hopefully, voters in that district will learn their current State Senator believes he should be allowed to break the laws everyone else must follow.