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Madison Cawthorn busted for driving with a revoked license for the 2nd time

North Carolina GOP Rep. Madison Cawthorn has been charged with driving on a revoked license — a misdemeanor that is punishable by up to 20 days in jail, the Asheville Citizen Times reports.

Cawthorn, 26, was pulled over March 3 in Cleveland County in North Carolina by the highway patrol. He’s also facing two pending citations for speeding in different counties.

Cawthorn has been charged before with driving after having his license taken away. Before he was a U.S. House member, a 2017 charge of driving while license revoked was dismissed in Buncombe, court records show.

Driving with a revoked license is considered a Class 3 misdemeanor in North Carolina and carries a maximum sentence of 20 days in jail, though the punishment is usually a fine or probation.

Cawthorn’s court date for the misdemeanor is May 6. The Polk County speeding citation will be heard April 18 and the Buncombe citation will be heard on May 3.

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