Taxpayers foot bill for politician's car wrecks

Written by The Associated Press | Aug 16, 2018 12:43 PM
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(Philadelphia) -- State records show that a Pennsylvania state representative has had three car accidents in three years with repairs and insurance claims covered by state taxpayers. Democratic state Rep.

Margo Davidson has a total bill for repairs and claims exceeding $30,000 from crashes involving two state-owned vehicles.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports the costs mounted under a state program allowing General Assembly members to lease state-owned vehicles for up to $628 a month.

The Delaware County-area representative said in a statement that ``accidents unfortunately happen from time to time when people drive.''

Republican state Rep. Brad Roe, of Crawford County, says the state leasing program has poor oversight and introduced a bill last year to end the practice of providing state cars to members of the General Assembly.

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