Councilwoman Accused of Driving 105 mph
Karen Toles released a statement in response to the traffic stop.
A Prince George’s County councilwoman is facing a traffic fine after she was stopped by police for speeding along the Capital Beltway earlier this month, according to police.
Councilmember Karen Toles (D-Dist. 7) of Suitland was fined $90 and given a warning for excessive speeding Feb. 22, according to Prince George's County Police. Toles was reportedly traveling close to 105 mph—50 mph above the speed limit, according to WUSA9.
According to police, Toles was ticketed around noon that day near Branch Avenue.
Toles released the following statement:
“On Feb. 22, I received a citation for an unsafe lane change and a warning for speeding. I was leaving a meeting and was late for my next appointment,” she said. “I consider moving violations serious matters and I regret the incident. I intend to pay the appropriate fine for these traffic violations.”
Toles has been cited before for "driving off a roadway while passing another vehicle" in September of 2010 and for an unsafe lane change in March of 2010, WUSA9 reported.