Les sets record straight about red light
BATON ROUGE - The coach known for his quirky side is answering questions about his driving wild side.
During an All Access interview with ESPN, LSU's head football coach, Les Miles, drove through the Louise and Thomas H. Delpit intersection while the light appeared to be red.
The reporter claimed he ran the light. When she told Miles he ran the light he responded: "You didn't notice the change? I anticipated the change," Miles said in the interview.
After the video went viral, Miles stuck to his story.
"I do anticipate change. I've never stopped at one that (stayed red)," he said Wednesday night.
He broke down the intersection in question like a play.
"I promise you I watch the light; the electrical mechanism that suggests go and stop," he said. "With me anticipating change, I rolled cautiously through the intersection appropriately and I did not run it. What I did was roll very quietly and cautiously, but the light had changed at that time. That's my story and I'm sticking to it."
But Miles did admit he has disobeyed traffic laws a time or two and received tickets from the controversial red light camera system in Baton Rouge.
"I have gotten several of those and apparently they cost money and I send back a nice thank you card for the picture."
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