And finally… keep on truckin’
A police commissioner who vowed to crack down on speeding has been given a six-month driving ban for speeding.
Nottinghamshire’s Conservative PCC Caroline Henry was caught breaking the speed limit five times in just 12 weeks.
She admitted the offences at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court in May. She declined, however, to answer questions on whether she would resign.
Henry, the wife of Tory MP Darren Henry, was caught speeding in a Mercedes and a Lexus with a personalised number plate.
District judge Leo Pyle said: “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 made 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.”