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Anti-speeding police chief caught speeding

The head of the Slovak Police Corps, Jaroslav Spišiak, was caught speeding at almost 40 kilometres per hour over the limit on Tuesday, July 19. According to the TV news channel TA3, he was observed driving at 128 km/h between the municipalities of Bajč and Pribeta, on a road where the speed limit is 90 km/h, the Sme daily wrote, also on Tuesday.

The head of the Slovak Police Corps, Jaroslav Spišiak, was caught speeding at almost 40 kilometres per hour over the limit on Tuesday, July 19. According to the TV news channel TA3, he was observed driving at 128 km/h between the municipalities of Bajč and Pribeta, on a road where the speed limit is 90 km/h, the Sme daily wrote, also on Tuesday.

A police patrol from Komárno stopped Spišiak, but it is now known how much he was fined. Normally, drivers who exceed the speed limit by 38 km/h can be fined up to €150 on the spot. Interior Ministry spokesman Gábor Grendel told Sme that Spišiak would respect any punishment that he was given.

Spišiak also told TA3 that he would take responsibility and accept any punishment. After he took up his current job as police chief, Spišiak declared war on speeding and reckless driving, promising high fines and suspended driving licences for those he dubbed “road pirates”.

Sources: TA3, Sme

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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