Speeding-ticket payment from fired Iowa special agent is refunded

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Posted: Wednesday, July 31, 2013 12:00 am

DES MOINES (AP) — A state trooper who was ticketed for speeding while driving Gov. Terry Branstad doesn't want the former criminal investigator who complained about the fast SUV to pay the fine.

Larry Hedlund on Friday paid the $181.50 ticket issued to Steve Lawrence, the trooper who was driving Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds in the governor's SUV on April 26. The vehicle was clocked by a deputy traveling 84 mph in a 65 mph zone on Highway 20 but was let go after a trooper realized it was the governor's car.

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