the prime minister was issued a “conditional offer of a fixed penalty” and fined by Lancashire Police after failing to wear a seat belt in the back seat of a moving car.
The incident happened when Rishi Sunak filmed a social media clip while being driven in a vehicle.
A spokesman for Number 10 said the Prime Minister would pay the fine and “fully accepts that this was a mistake and has apologized”.
The illegal activity was reported to the local police soon after, and the Prime Minister apologized Instagram Video.
In a statement, Downing St commented on the incident that the Prime Minister made a “brief misjudgment” by removing the clip’s securing device.
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The spokesman said Mr Sunak “fully accepts that this was a mistake and apologizes.
“The PM believes everyone should wear a seatbelt.
“It was a misjudgment, he removed it for a short time to shoot a clip you saw but he accepts that was a mistake.”
In the original video, Rishi Sunak addresses the camera while police motorcycles can be seen alongside the vehicle.
Lancashire Constabulary said a 42-year-old man from London was issued a conditional offer of a fixed sentence after a social media video circulated online.
In a statement, the force said: “You will know that video has been circulating on social media showing a person not wearing a seat belt as a passenger in a moving car in Lancashire.
“Following consideration of this matter, we issued a conditional offer of a fixed sentence to a 42-year-old man from London today (Friday 20 January).”
However, a Tory MP slammed the complaint and inquiry as “politically motivated”, adding that he believed the police were wasting their time “scrutinizing” the Prime Minister.
Blackpool MP Scott Benton said: “Your time is better spent investigating serious crimes affecting my constituents.”
Mr Benton added: “The vast majority of people would think that politically motivated complaints about a seat belt are not a good use of frontline resources.”
https://www.sthelensstar.co.uk/news/23266789.rishi-sunak-fined-police-not-wearing-seatbelt-car/?ref=rss Rishi Sunak was fined by police after failing to buckle up in the car