SOUTHAVEN, MS (abc24.com) - The man pulled over last week by Southaven Mayor Greg Davis says he had no idea the man wasn't a police officer.
"I called him officer," Nick McCune said in an exclusive interview with abc24.com. "I said, 'Sorry, officer.'"
McCune says he was driving home last Thursday when the unmarked white SUV pulled him over.
"He walked up to my car and said, 'Give me your driver's license and insurance,' and I said, 'Yes Sir officer, I'm so sorry.'"
McCune says he had no idea the man was Mayor Greg Davis until we told him Wednesday evening.
"He looked like a detective, so I thought I got pulled over by a big guy, but it was a big guy, Greg Davis, Wow!" McCune said.
Davis was charged with two misdemeanors from the traffic stop, including illegal use of flashing blue lights. He turned himself in at the DeSoto County Jail on Monday evening.
McCune says Davis told him he passed a school bus illegally and drove on the wrong side of the road.
"He comes back and he says, 'I'm going to let you off this time, because you have a clean record,'" McCune said. "'I said thank you so much officer,' And he left."
According to a 2002 Mississippi Attorney General Opinion, "The mayor is not a law enforcement officer and does not have law enforcement authority such as authority to stop traffic."
"I don't know what to say. I've gotten pulled over before, but not by Greg Davis," McCune said as he laughed.
Davis is due in court in May.