Deputy Crime Commissioner fined for speeding

Pictured  Paul Robinson, deputy commissioner
Pictured Paul Robinson, deputy commissioner

Humberside Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner Paul Robinson has been fined £100 after he was caught driving at 90mph on a motorway.

Mr Robinson was driving on the M180 in North Lincolnshire when he was stopped by a traffic officer after being found to have been travelling 20mph faster than the speed limit.

It is the second time in the last year he has been caught breaking the law on the roads. On November 29 last year, before he took up the police post, a member of the public saw Mr Robinson using his mobile phone on the Humber Bridge and he was given “words of advice” by a traffic officer.

Paul Robinson, Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner for Humberside, released the following statement: “On the afternoon of Thursday 19th September 2013 I was at work and driving on the M180 in North Lincolnshire when I was stopped by a Humberside Police traffic officer who had registered my speed at 90mph.

“I admitted the offence and he reported me for prosecution. I have now received a fixed penalty notice carrying a £100 fine and three penalty points. I have paid the fine and sent my otherwise clean licence for endorsement.

“This is the second occasion this year when I have committed a driving offence. It is clear to me I need to give greater attention to my driving and the fine and penalty points will serve as a reminder to me that I have broken the law and been punished for it”.

Police and Crime Commissioner Matthew Grove said: “Paul tells me he has admitted the offence and accepts the punishment he has been given. He has told me that he intends to drive with the utmost care in the future”