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Councilwoman Stripped of County-Owned Vehicle

Karen Toles must complete a driver improvement class.

A Prince George’s County councilwoman has been temporarily stripped of her county-issued vehicle after 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 that she would not be using her county car until she completed the driver improvement class. 

Sarah Nemeth March 06, 2012 at 08:41 AM
Why does she even have a county-issued vechicle? Unbelievable.
Sharp Shooter March 06, 2012 at 09:37 PM
There might be hope after all....looks like somebody came to their senses and decided that a reckless driving charge ($500 and 6 points) was warranted. Now that she's up to $590 and 7 points on this one charge I wonder if she's still eligible to drive a county vehicle - I would certainly hope not, not ever again.
IknowEverything March 14, 2012 at 02:31 PM
hmmmmm take a look at marylands public records and you will see that Angela Alsobrooks recieved a ticket in 2009 for goin 49 in a 30 mph zone. I wonder if she wasnt going faster. Probably so cause 1 more mile per hour would have given her a reckless driving ticket. They all are some crap and cover up even there own mistakes. They can do it but we can't.
Old Gaffer March 14, 2012 at 06:37 PM
Doesn't any one wonder why the county provides her a car in the first place? No one provide ME with a car in which to drive to and from work. If she needs a government-provided vehicle, give her a pick up truck with a governor set at 55 mph and let her pick up trash on the way to the office.
Joshua Garner March 14, 2012 at 07:57 PM
@ Old Gaffer Humorous post. But on the serious side, all county council members are given vehicles to conduct business and travel.

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