Tory police chief banned from driving after breaking speed limit 5 times in 12 weeks

Tory Police and Crime Commissioner for Nottinghamshire Caroline Henry has been banned from driving for six months at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court

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Henry, who previously pledged a road safety crackdown, was caught breaking a 30mph speed limit five times within a 12-week period.

The PCC for Nottinghamshire Police previously admitted the offences, including two committed on consecutive days, telling a district judge: “I’m really sorry”.

The 52-year-old was caught speeding in a blue Mercedes and a silver Lexus with a personalised number plate in 30mph zones at four locations in Nottingham in March, May and June last year.

She was elected to the post in May 2021.

Caroline Henry outside Nottingham Magistrates’ Court
Caroline Henry outside Nottingham Magistrates’ Court

Henry was captured over the speed limit twice near a primary school in Daybrook, Nottingham, as well as roads in Chilwell, Beeston and on the city’s A610.

Speed cameras clocked the PCC’s speed as high as 40mph in a 30mph zone, with other excess speeds recorded at 35mph and 38mph.

Imposing a £2,450 fine as well as disqualifying her for six months at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court on Monday, District Judge Leo Pyle said of the offences: “What they show is that you are driving at consistent speeds above the speed limits.”

In a short statement, Henry said: “I am 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.”