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Bruce Braley's son faces criminal charges-pleads not guilty


Life in a fishbowl can be difficult, especially for the family of a U.S. Congressman from Iowa.

KWWL-TV has confirmed Paul Braley, the son of Iowa Democratic First District Congressman, Bruce Braley, faces criminal charges, following a traffic stop in Cedar Falls early last Friday morning.

According to Iowa Courts Online, the 19-year old Braley faces misdemeanor charges of possession of a controlled substance, (marijuana) going armed with a blade longer than 5-inches and possession or purchase of alcohol by a minor. The Congressman's son was a passenger in a car going 78-miles an hour in a 65-mile an hour speed zone, when pulled over by a Black Hawk County Sheriff's Deputy at 1:56 Friday morning.

Paul Braley has pleaded not guilty.

Congressman Bruce Braley, through his office in Washington, D.C. released a statement Wednesday night saying, "Carolyn and I raised our children to know that actions have consequences. Our son knows how disappointed we are, but he also knows how much we love him and care about his future."

The driver of the car, 20-year old Josh Edgar, of Cedar Falls, was also charged with possession of marijuana.  

Online reporter:  Ron Steele 


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