April 1 2015 Latest news:
Friday, July 18, 2014
Suffolk County Council’s cabinet member for transport Graham Newman has admitted he hasn’t always been an angel on the road – but says he’s learned the error of his ways.
Mr Newman, who took over the portfolio last May, admitted that he had twice been caught breaking the law before taking on his new role.
He was caught speeding at 37mph in the 30mph limit in Playford Road, Ipswich, and attended a speed awareness course as an alternative to paying a fine and getting penalty points.
In a separate incident he was spotted holding a mobile phone while in traffic in the Star Lane area of Ipswich. He was pulled over by a police officer and given a caution.
Mr Newman said he had been angry with himself over the incidents and that he was now even more careful to avoid breaking the laws of the road.