The four-year delay on filing charges against Gibbons was blamed on a lack of communication between the highway patrol and the courts. However, it’s hard to view the incident as a coincidence considering Gibbons is running for political office.
Running for office leaves one exposed for past mistakes. However, in Gibbons’ case, his campaign not only put his own mistakes — and the mistakes of those around him — on display for voters to see; it also reminded the district attorney’s office they had a two-year-old DUI case that needed to be filed. Funny how that works.