POLICE CORPS president Jaroslav Spišiak was caught driving at 33 kilometres per hour over the speed limit between the municipalities of Bajč and Pribeta in Komárno district on July 19. He was spotted speeding by a police patrol.
Spišiak said he considered the offence to be his most significant failure since he entered office one year ago.
“I’m sorry for this,” Spišiak told a press conference, as quoted by the SITA newswire. “I am trying to observe the rules. I’m not arranging any favours for myself.”
Spišiak also added that he had no good reason for speeding at the time he was stopped by the police officers.
He said he was glad that the public had been informed about his offence as he would now be punished publicly.
Spišiak will undergo a disciplinary procedure and have to pay a fine, said Interior Minister Daniel Lipšic, as reported by SITA. Lipšic, as Spišiak’s boss, will set the fine.
The minister announced that Spišiak would not receive bonuses for the last six months as a result of the disciplinary procedure, although “he would deserve it for his work”, SITA quoted.
The officers who caught him were commended for their actions.
“They were in a place which was assessed as one where they should be,” Spišiak said, praising the police officers. “They were measuring [vehicle] speed. They officially reported the case.”
25. Jul 2011 at 0:00 | Compiled by Spectator staff