A Prince George’s County councilwoman has been temporarily stripped of her county-issued vehicle after being fined for excessive speeding on the Capital Beltway.
Councilmember Karen Toles (D-Dist. 7) of Suitland was fined $90 and given a warning for speeding Feb. 22, according to Prince George's County police. Toles was traveling close to 105 mph—50 mph above the speed limit, according to WUSA9 and other news reports.
The county council issued a statement Friday saying that Toles was barred from using her county-issued Ford SUV until she completed a driver improvement class.
“Council member Toles has stated that she will voluntarily enroll in a driver improvement class and discontinue use of her county-assigned vehicle during that time,” said Council Chair Andrea C. Harrison in a statement. “The county council supports her decision. However, until this matter is resolved, we have agreed that council member Toles will have no use of or access to a county-assigned vehicle for her safety and the safety of others.”
Toles said earlier in the week that she would not be using her county car until she completed the driver improvement class.