SOUTHAVEN, MS (abc24.com) - Those blue lights on Southaven Mayor Greg Davis' SUV are flashing bright in citizens' minds. Davis was arrested for using the lights when he passed a stopped school bus and pulled over a driver. He'll go to court in May but the question remains: should the lights be removed from the mayor's vehicle?
Alderman Lorine Cady didn't know until this week at his arrest that Mayor Davis had blue lights on his car.
"It's his personal car, I personally do not have any blue lights on my car," she said. "I could see the purpose when the tornado hit other side of Airways and he rushed over there, I could see purpose of it then it was a true emergency."
But what if Davis uses the lights to act like a cop? Citizens of Southaven all had an opinion to share.
"Police are the only ones that need blue lights, I think," said Ernest Dunlap.
Dorothy Smith thinks the only one who should have blue lights are "police, firemen… people that have gone through training for emergency situations."
If Davis uses the lights again and gets into trouble, or an accident, it could create legal issues for the city. The board will likely talk about whether the lights should come off at the next alderman's meeting.
"It's possible, like I said it's a legal matter," Cady said. "His attorney will be handling those issues and the city attorney will be handling the other side of the issues for the board, so as soon as we meet there may be some discussion on it."
The board meets next Tuesday on April 3rd.
By Mississippi law the only people allowed to have blue emergency lights are ambulance drivers, police, firemen and volunteer firemen.