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‘That’s really poor, Chris’: Bodycam video of interaction between officer, Del. Chris Hurst released

Bodycam video that shows the interaction between Del. Chris Hurst and a Radford City police officer has been released to 10 News.

Hurst and his girlfriend, Emily Frentress, were pulled over on Monday night after a deputy allegedly spotted them tampering with campaign signs at a polling location. The 12th District incumbent was also cited for or driving with a suspended license and given a “driving while suspended notification.”

Hurst told 10 News that his license was suspended due to an insurance lapse, and that he was not aware that his license was suspended until he was pulled over Monday night.

You can see photos authorities took of the campaign signs in question here and below:

[PHOTOS: Campaign signs from Del. Chris Hurst incident]

The photos show signs for Republican candidates like Governor-Elect Glenn Youngkin, Jason Miyares and Hurst’s opponent, Delegate-Elect Jason Ballard flipped and on the ground.

Below is part of the interaction between the officer and Hurst transcribed from the bodycam video:

You can watch the full 15-minute bodycam video here:

10 News tried to get in contact with Hurst or someone from his campaign throughout the day on Election Day to no avail, until he addressed his supporters and members of the media around 11 p.m. at his watch party.

When asked about the incident, Hurst referred to it as a prank.

When asked whose signs he flipped over, he said the signs belonged to Republican candidates. 10 News reporter Sydney Jaxtheimer asked if any of the signs belonged to Hurst’s opponent, Jason Ballard, Hurst said: “I think one Jason Ballard sign and one Youngkin sign.”

[Del. Chris Hurst addresses campaign sign incident, calls it a prank]

You can see our full interview with Hurst at his watch party below:

Hurst conceded the race to his opponent, Delegate-Elect Jason Ballard, on Wednesday morning.

You can read Hurst’s full statement below:

Source: WSLS News 10

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