Nottinghamshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner has been caught speeding five times, despite standing on a manifesto that included cracking down on speeding.
Conservative Caroline Henry was clocked breaking 30 mile per hour limits during campaigning in the local elections last year.
The Telegraph reports Mrs Henry, 52, admitted the offences, including two committed on consecutive days, at a previous hearing in February at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court.
Magistrates were told Mrs Henry, who is the wife of Darren Henry, Broxtowe MP, had written a letter to the court saying she was “very sorry, embarrassed and ashamed”.
It adds that on her official PCC website, Mrs Henry listed ensuring an “effective and efficient” police response to speeding as one of her priorities. She campaigned for election using the slogan “Make Notts Safe” and promised to “reduce crime with action, not words”.
The case was adjourned until July 19, where Mrs Henry is expected to argue two of the five offences were due to “emergencies”, with one being when she was “very concerned for one of her children”.
(Picture – Nottinghamshire PCC website)