Police boss slapped with driving ban after being caught speeding FIVE times in 12 weeks | The SunJuly 19, 2022
A HYPOCRITE police boss who pledged to crackdown on speeding broke the limit five times in 12 weeks.
Police and crime commissioner Caroline Henry, 52, was banned from driving after going up to 40mph on four separate 30mph roads.
She was also caught twice doing 35mph and twice going at 38mph in a Mercedes and a Lexus, which had a personalised number plate, between March and June 2021 .
Two of the occasions were near a primary school in Daybrook, Nottinghamshire.
The Conservative commissioner's law-breaking comes despite her election campaign in May 2021 to "make Notts safe".
She pledged to "reduce crime with action, not words" and promised effective and efficient police responses to speeding.
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Henry, married to Conservative MP Darren Henry, was fined £2,450 alongside a six-month driving ban today after admitting speeding at Nottinghamshire magistrates court.
Refusing to quit after her sentencing, she said: "I'm truly sorry for speeding.
"I remain committed to serving the people of Nottinghamshire as police and crime commissioner."
Defence solicitor Rhys Rosser urged the court to let Henry keep her licence so she could visit her son in hospital in Salisbury, Wiltshire.
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But district judge Leo Pyle said her husband could facilitate her transport, despite it being an "inconvenience".
He earlier told Henry: 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."
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Labour MP Lilian Greenwood called Henry's conduct outrageous.
She added: "The public deserve better – it's untenable for her to continue in her role."
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