Hartford Legislator Driving On Suspended License

8/5/11 – A Wisconsin lawmaker was fined 200-dollars this week for driving after his license was suspended. Assembly Republican Don Pridemore of Hartford did not appear in court to challenge the ticket, so a default judgment was entered which found him guilty. The 64-year-old Pridemore tells the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that his license was suspended after he didn’t pay a fine for speeding in West Allis earlier this year. Pridemore said he tried to settle the ticket before visiting relatives in Chippewa County last month – but he claimed that no one answered the phone at the West Allis City Hall after two in the afternoon. Pridemore said he tried to fix it but couldn’t – and he called it an “unfortunate circumstance.” He was nabbed in Chippewa County for driving on a suspended license. Pridemore said he almost forgot about the court date on Tuesday – and by then, he couldn’t head to northwest Wisconsin to dispute the ticket.