Sheriff, police chase mayor down over expired car sticker

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Posted: Jan 13, 2016 3:05 PM

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — The sheriff of a small Virginia city says he and several police vehicles were forced to chase down the mayor over an expired vehicle-inspection sticker after he ignored requests to pull over.

Portsmouth Sheriff Bill Watson says he noticed the car Tuesday night, with a sticker that expired in June. He says that when he learned it was Mayor Kenny Wright's car, he planned to issue a simple warning. But Watson says that when Wright showed up, he started his car, ignored Watson's order to stop and took off.

Watson asked for help from police. Wright eventually was pulled over and cited.

Watson says he obtained a warrant Wednesday for a felony eluding charge against Wright. Watson says Wright must learn "no one is above the law."

Wright didn't immediately return a phone message seeking comment.