British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has been fined by police after he was caught not wearing a seat belt while traveling in a car. Photos/BBC
LONDON – Prime Minister (PM) English , Rishi Sunak was fined for not wearing a seat belt in a speeding car while recording a video for the benefit of social media content.
Lancashire Police said they had released a 42-year-old man from London on notice of a fine.
The UK prime minister’s office said Sunak fully accepted what he had done was a mistake and had apologized, adding he would pay the fine.
A fixed penalty notice is a penalty for breaking the law, and means a fine, which must be paid within 28 days, or sued.
If someone chooses to contest the fine, the police will then review the case and decide whether to withdraw the fine or take the matter to court.
This is the second time Sunak has received a fixed sentence notice while in government.
Last April, he was fined along with Boris Johnson and his wife Carrie for breaking Covid-19 lockdown rules. They were caught attending the then-prime minister’s birthday gathering in Downing Street in June 2020.
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Labor deputy leader Angela Rayner said in a tweet that Sunak was “totally responsible”.
A Labor Party spokesman added: “Poor Rishi Sunak’s level-up photo op has exploded in his face turning him into a laughing stock.”
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