Former Congressional candidate Smith cited in traffic stop

Princella Smith (Source: Cross Co. Sheriff's Department)
Princella Smith (Source: Cross Co. Sheriff's Department)

WYNNE, AR (KAIT) - Former Congressional candidate Princella Smith, age 27, of Wynne was cited Tuesday for several traffic violations after police say she failed to stop at a stop sign.

Arkansas State Police Spokesman Bill Sadler says a trooper pulled a car over at the intersection of Airpark and Grantwood in Wynne around 8:13am Tuesday after the driver failed to stop at a stop sign.

Smith was cited for operating a vehicle on a suspended driver's license, no vehicle license plate, and no proof of liability insurance.  She was also given a warning for failure to yield at a stop sign.  Her office declined to comment Thursday afternoon.

Smith ran unsuccessfully in the Republican Primary of the First Congressional District in Arkansas.  She was one of the youngest candidates to run for any Congressional seat at age 26.  Smith has also been featured on several national networks as a political analyst.  Her first court appearance is May 18th.

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