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Notts PCC banned from driving and fined for speeding

The Police and Crime Commissioner caught for speeding five times has been banned from driving for six months.

Nottinghamshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner is facing calls to quit after being fined £2,450 and banned from driving for six months.

The decision came after she was found guilty after being caught speeding five times in a 12-week period – including twice near a school.

She was caught speeding in a Mercedes and a Lexus with a personalised number plate at speeds as high as 40mph in a 30mph zone.

District judge Leo Pyle said: "What they show is that you are driving at consistent speeds above the speed limits."

As part of her election campaign, she had pledged a road safety crackdown.

Speaking outside the court, Ms 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."

But the case raises fresh questions about the accountability of Police and Crime Commissioners, an issue currently under review by the Home Office.

PCCs have a legal role in deciding officer conduct cases.

Police officers caught speeding have to adhere to disciplinary procedures and be reported to their Professional Standards Department.

The outcome will depend circumstances, severity of the offence and the frequency of offending.

A BTP officer was reported to professional standards and driving standards departments last year after being caught at 80mph on a motorway.

A local political opponent said the PCC’s position was untenable.

Cllr Sam Webster (Lab) of Nottingham City Council, said: “Today it is time to do the right thing and resign.”

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