HAGERSTOWN -- A Hagerstown resident told the City Council on Tuesday that she intends to file an ethics complaint against Councilwoman Kelly S. Cromer over a traffic stop in which Cromer was given a warning for allegedly speeding last month near City Park.
During a council meeting, Cathy Ridenour said a "can of worms" had been opened after Cromer was given a warning rather that a ticket on May 26 for allegedly driving 43 mph in a 25-mph zone -- an infraction that carries a $90 fine.
"I, as a tax-paying citizen of Hagerstown, am asking that the (Washington County Ethics Commission) investigate in full the incident that occurred in regards to Councilwoman Cromer being stopped ...," Ridenour said. "My belief ... is that no one is above the law and using one's position of authority is inexcusable, unprofessional and wrong."
According to a supplement of a Hagerstown Police Department report, Cromer used a sarcastic tone with Patrolman Christopher Watt when he pulled her over for allegedly speeding near City Park. Watt wrote in the report that Cromer said, "Do you know who I am?" after he pulled her over and requested her license and registration.