(Southaven, MS) Southaven Mayor Greg Davis has decided he will not appeal his conviction on two misdemeanor traffic violations.
Last month, a judge from Tallahatchie County found Davis guilty of two charges: passing a school bus and improper use of blue lights. Davis has already paid the $750 in fines and court costs that the judge ordered him to pay.
During last month’s hearing, Mayor Davis claimed he was only trying to keep kids safe when he passed a school bus back in March and used the city-issued blue lights to pull a driver over who had passed the same bus.
The bus driver, who filed the affidavits against Davis, claimed his actions put a child’s life in danger.
However, Davis’ attorney Steve Farese believes there were political motivations behind the incident.
“This is nothing more than a political witch hunt,” Steve Farese said. “The deal is done before we walked in there. We had all the proof on our side. It was decided against us. That’s the way it works sometimes.”
Mayor Davis added, “It’s amazing to me how the things I have been doing for 15 and a half years to assist our residents to help our city grow, all of a sudden, I have become the greatest evildoer of all time.”