Florida Highway Patrol officers pulled over Flagler County Commissioner Joe Mullins for speeding a second time on June 19, 2022. The commissioner can be seen in a freshly leaked video using his authority to escape circumstances.
Joe Mullins, driving a red Ferrari, is pulled over by law enforcement in video released by the Daytona Beach News Journal. Mullins was cited for speeding. The police report states that the commissioner was driving a 2013 Ferrari convertible sports car at 92 mph in a 70 mph zone.
But the county commissioner’s reaction to the speed limit violation was anything but remorseful. Mullins can be seen interrupting the cop on the dashcam video and saying I oversee the county.
Joe Mullins is who? The district people accuse the commissioner of damaging the reputation of the district
Flagler County Commissioner Joe Mullins had previously been in trouble with the law. Police officers in a Mercedes-Benz SUV previously pulled him over for driving 89 miles per hour in a 60-mile zone on Interstate 4. He had reportedly tried to escape using his name.
The Daytona Beach News Journal was able to obtain video showing soldiers debating the commissioner’s actions. One police officer is heard saying, “He said he was a county commissioner,” to which another replies that he’s still getting a ticket. The cops also reportedly threatened to have him arrested, to which Joe Mullins replied:
“…if I were to arrest him for disobeying the law, that would be a career-ending act.”
Police have also stated in the reports that the commissioner “showed his business card” to obtain an exemption. They identified Mullins’ actions as:
“very disrespectful, aggressive, irrational and arrogant.”
Mullins has pleaded for clemency in response to the reports, claiming he was in a hurry and forgot the posted speed limit.
The commissioner’s frequent requests for exemption have drawn criticism online, with individuals citing the incidents as justification for not re-electing him. His actions as a county official are perceived as damaging to the county’s normally quiet reputation.
Flagler County shouldn’t be represented by Joe Mullins. Any Flagler County representative who has spoken to FL Troopers and Seminole DEPUTIES in such a confrontational and disrespectful manner should not be on the job. This
I’m not sure which party he represents, but the district he represents needs to find another candidate.
The 51-year-old commissioner is described in online candidate reports as a successful entrepreneur and the founder and president of The Mullins Companies. He is a member of the Italian-American Club of Palm Coast, the Flagler County Chamber of Commerce, the Flagler County Republican Executive Committee, and the Rotary Club of Flagler County. He had run for the District 4 position on the Flagler County Commission.