Mobile Co. Constable says he was not the one driving the speeding unit
MOBILE, Ala. (WPMI) —
New details on the speeding Constable unit caught on video reaching speeds of almost 100 mph on I-10 without blue lights or a siren.
It turns out the unit belongs to Mobile County Constable Herbert Scypes, but he says he wasn't driving it.
Former president of the Mobile County Constable Association, Leo Bullock, says Scypes called him after our story aired.
"He said, Mr. Bullock I want you to know I'm at work and my car is in the shop being worked on," Bullock said.
Scypes says he dropped it off to a "shade tree" mechanic to do a tune up.
Bullock says there's no set shop they bring their units to because they pay for the work with their own money.
"All the work we do in the field is the money we purchase the car with and maintain it and keep it up, uniforms everything we buy out of our own pocket," Bullock said.
He says he has worked with Scypes for years, and he says he has no reason not to believe him.
"He's a man that I respect, and I had no reason to doubt what he told me," Bullock said. "Now if I learn different, I'll deal with that later on, but I do take him at his word that his car was in the shop."
Since this was in city limits, we passed on the video and information to Mobile police.