The chairman of the ethnic Hungarian political party SMK, Pál Csáky, told journalists on May 25 that he would donate €400 to charity, the amount he would have paid as a fine for speeding if he did not have parliamentary immunity, the TASR newswire reported.
According to Csáky, the donation will be either a monetary or a material gift. The party is now discussing who will receive the gift.
“I'm sorry; I didn't notice the traffic sign, probably due to an oversight. I apologise to the Slovak public for that,” Csáky added.
Csáky said he was driving at a speed of 103 kilometres per hour not in a village but at the end of by-pass around the village of Figa in Banská Bystrica region, where, in his opinion, the speed limit is 110 kilometres per hour.
The SMK leader was stopped by police – accompanied by a TV JOJ news crew – on May 22 on the road between Figa and Batka for driving 103 kilometres per hour in a section posted at 50 kilometres per hour. Csáky showed his identity card as a Slovak MP and left without paying the fine, as he has immunity as an MP. TASR
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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26. May 2009 at 10:00