A Texas Department of Public Safety trooper stopped the SUV in which Lt. Gov. Rick Perry was riding on June 28, 2000, for going 75 miles per hour in a 55 mph zone. A camera mounted on the dashboard of the officer's car recorded the stop. Perry later explained that he had been late to a meeting and was frustrated and that he regretted getting out of the vehicle.

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