Councilwoman Pulled Over Going 105 MPH, Gets Let Off With Warning (InformationLiberation)
Wednesday February 29th, 2012
Prince George's Councilwoman Karen Toles was pulled over for allegedly going 105 mph in a 55 mph zone, rather than getting 5 points (out of 8 before getting her license suspended) and a recommended fine of $530, she got let off with a warning.
A police source tells 9News Now that Toles was traveling more 105 mph on the Capital Beltway when she was pulled over by police on February 22. The Councilwoman later issued a statement saying she was "late for an appointment."
The traffic stop happened around Noon that day, near Branch Avenue, police said.
Toles was cited for an unsafe lane-change, a $90 fine and was given a warning for excessive speed, police said in a news release Tuesday.
Sources told 9News Now Toles was going almost 50 miles per hour faster than the posted speed limit when she was spotted by police.
"The issuance of a warning citation for the speed is consistent with the typical discretion applied by police officers to speeding motorists. The traffic violations were captured on the police officer's in-car camera, and the incident will be subject to command review. At the moment, the video is evidence in a pending District Court traffic case, and will not be released," police said in a news release.
Whoever said "crime doesn't pay" clearly never worked for the government.