UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak fined by police for not wearing a seatbelt
Rishi Sunak is fined by the police for failing to wear a seat belt during his trip to the UK
British police fined Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on Friday for not using a seatbelt while he recorded a video for social media in the backseat of a moving vehicle, which might be embarrassing for him as he attempts to turn around the fortunes of his party.
The video was posted to Instagram by Sunak while he was visiting northwest England, for which he apologized on Thursday for a "brief error of judgement." Other people who saw that he wasn't wearing a seatbelt widely reposted it.
Later that day, the neighborhood police had promised to look into the matter, and late on Friday, they announced that an offense had been committed.
It is the second punishment Sunak has gotten from the authorities when they discovered him and former prime minister Boris Johnson had violated the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions the previous year.
The fine serves as another source of distraction for Sunak, whose Conservative Party is now polling substantially worse than the opposition Labour Party in the run-up to an election that must take place by no later than January 2025.
"The prime minister has apologized and fully accepts that this was a mistake. Of course, he will pay the stipulated fine "Sunak's Downing Street office released a statement through a spokeswoman.
The "leveling up" efforts the government is implementing to lessen regional inequities were updated in Sunak's video.
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