Premier Christy Clark has apologized for running a red light, at her son's urging, on the way to his hockey practice.
The incident was described in a Vancouver Sun profile on Saturday, in which Clark was described as driving up to an intersection before her son Hamish urges her to drive through a red light.
From The Vancouver Sun:
“Let’s see you go through this red light,” Hamish challenged as they pulled up that morning, at 5:15 a.m., to an abandoned Vancouver intersection.
“I might. Don’t test me,” Clark replies.
“Yeah. Go ahead.”
“There’s no one.”
“Would you go through? You shouldn’t because that would be breaking the law,” she says.
And with that the car has already sailed underneath the stale red stoplight and through the empty intersection.
“You always do that,” says Hamish.
The action drew quick and harsh condemnation from Martyn Brown, former chief of staff to ex-premier Gordon Campbell and a frequent Clark critic, who said it showed a "wanton disregard for the law" in a Georgia Straight column on Sunday.
Clark apologized for running the red light Sunday afternoon, telling reporters that she wants to be a great parent and that she's "not a perfect parent," Yahoo! News reported.
One person who's not biting on the incident is NDP Leader Adrian Dix, who said voters should be thinking about more important issues than Clark's driving habits, CKNW reported.
Check out what people on Twitter had to say about Christy Clark's driving habits:
Progress! Christy Clark voice clip on 3pm @CKNW news saying she shouldn't have run red light. #bcpoli #bcelxn13
@MyUserName4U yes it is. what if one day christy clark's son copies his mom's red light running & kills someone? #bcpoli @semiahmoo8
What a load of crap MT @MKieltyka Christy Clark acknowledges she shouldn't have run a red light, "I'm not a perfect parent"
If your son wants u 2 take drugs will u do that too? RT. @wstpost: Christy Clark intentionally runs by BC Blue http://t.co/Ya6BTLVSjE #bclib
Jonathan Fowlie's insightful piece on Christy Clark delivers more nuance than the red light tale. Read 4 yourself: http://t.co/aOT816V25N
Premier Christy Clark infamously blew through a red light. Demand that she pull over on Election Day. http://t.co/4KIbUjmVMc
Red Light Camera Crash Compilation (STL): http://t.co/sMGypQcJ5D via @youtube- Thanks for the parenting lesson Christy Clark! #bcpoli #bctf
"You always do that" says Hamish to his mother Christy Clark upon running another red light. How frequently does she endanger her child?
"Hypocrite who think& they can get away breaking the law"B.C Clark slammed 4running a red light http://t.co/6AiWGTxCc1 via @yahoocanadanews
The Two Hosers
@LisaSchwartz05 Running the 5am red light is the only reason I have to vote FOR Christy Clark.
My favourite part of the graf on Christy Clark's red-light running: when her son says "You always do that." http://t.co/RM1jaNshcW #bcpoli
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