January 01, 2010

Warrant issued for LaDuke

Wadena County warrant was issued for former vice-presidential candidate LaDuke

By Steve SchulzAuthorities in Wadena County this week issued a warrant for two-time vice presidential candidate and American Indian activist Winona LaDuke in relation to a traffic stop.

According to Wadena County Sheriff’s Department Chief Deputy Bill Cross, LaDuke was pulled over on Nov. 21 and she was cited for not having a current insurance card in her vehicle.

“She failed to make a court appearance or pay her fine,” Cross said, leading a judge to issue a bench warrant for her arrest.

The charge is a misdemeanor, and after adding a warrant fee, she owed $325 bail to Wadena County, if she chose to plead guilty.

“I tried to pay it over the phone,” LaDuke said in a phone interview. “They told me I had to pay it in person.”
Comment:  For more on the subject, see LaDuke on Colbert Report and LaDuke Uses Frybread Power.

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