The Dunlap District 323 superintendent is accused of telling a cop she would be able to get out of a traffic ticket.
The Journal Star reports Lisa Parker was pulled over for speeding in a construction zone on North University Street in Peoria on April 28. The officer reportedly noted on the ticket Parker threatened to get out of it. She may have also said she’d done that in the past.
A transcript from the stop suggested Parker asked if there was anyone with the city she could call to revoke the ticket.
Parker says what she meant to ask was if there was anyone she could contact to pay the ticket at her schedule rather than appear in court. The officer put a court date on the ticket of June 5 so it wouldn’t interfere with school.
Parker says she intends to pay the $375 fine that day.
Still, Peoria Police visited the Peoria County Circuit Clerk’s office earlier this month to check on the status of the ticket, an unprecedented move.