Police and Crime Commissioner caught speeding five times in three months

A police and crime commissioner who had pledged to crack down on speeding has been given a six-month driving ban after being caught breaking the limit five times in 12 weeks.

Nottinghamshire’s Conservative PCC Caroline Henry broke a 30mph (48km/h) limit in four locations in the county between March and June 2021.

Henry admitted the offences at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court in May.

The PCC, who was elected to the post in May 2021, was caught speeding in a Mercedes and a Lexus with a personalised number plate, reports the BBC.

Speed cameras clocked her at 40mph in a 30mph zone, with other excess speeds recorded at 35mph and 38mph.

Imposing a £2,450 fine in addition to her ban, district judge Leo Pyle said of the offences: “What they show is that you are driving at consistent speeds above the speed limits.

“What I haven’t been told is why.

“Whether that was due to work or during your private time, you must allow time to get to your destination safely.

“Speed limit [cameras] are sited… not at places where they can issue maximum amounts in fines, but for safety reasons.”

In a statement outside court after being sentenced, Henry said: “I’m truly sorry for speeding.

“Quite properly I’ve been fined and banned from driving for six months. I remain committed to serving the people of Nottinghamshire as police and crime commissioner.”


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