Prince George’s County Councilwoman Found Guilty of Reckless Driving
Toles told police she was distracted using her phone and putting on makeup while driving close to 105 mph.
Prince George’s Councilwoman Karen Toles has been found guilty of reckless driving and fined $402 after being caught speeding along the Capital Beltway earlier this year.
A judge found Toles guilty of the charges on Wednesday. In addition to the fine, she must also pay $33 in court fees and was given probation, according to NBC Washington.
The charges stem from a February incident when Toles was caught speeding along the Capital Beltway close to 105 mph while driving a county-issued vehicle.
In court this week, police testified that Toles told them she was distracted using her phone and putting on makeup as her vehicle cruised 50 mph above the speed limit.
Toles will not have points added to her driving record and will be given a chance to have the incident wiped from her driving record if she goes a year without a traffic offense.
At the time of the incident, Toles was fined $90 and given a warning. She was subsequently stripped of using her county-issued vehicle until she completed a driver improvement class and faced additional charges after Prince George’s County Police reviewed the infraction.