Greg Davis says he's had blue lights on vehicle for 15 years - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Greg Davis says he's had blue lights on vehicle for 15 years as mayor

(WMC-TV) - Southaven Mayor Greg Davis was arrested and charged for illegally passing a school bus and using flashing blue lights to pull over another driver.

Davis said he has had the flashing blue lights on his private vehicle for 15 years as mayor.

According to one Southaven alderman, Davis' vehicle is not a city vehicle.  The alderman told Action News 5 the city previously leased the vehicle from Country Ford.

When the lease was up, the city turned the vehicle back in to the car dealership.  Country Ford then reportedly sold the vehicle to Davis for his own personal use.

The alderman said he is not sure why Country Ford did not remove the lights after Davis purchased the vehicle.

Davis claimed these latest charges against him are the result of him passing the bus last week as he was pursuing another vehicle that he saw pass the bus.

"I'm very shocked," said Davis.  "I thought I was doing something for child safety."

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