Humberside

Humberside PCC Matthew Grove caught speeding

Matthew Grove
Image caption Matthew Grove said he was "disappointed" his driving was not to the required standard

The Police and Crime Commissioner for Humberside was caught speeding less than a month after his deputy was fined for the same offence, he has revealed.

Matthew Grove said police recorded him driving at 36mph in a 30mph zone on the Peaks Parkway, Grimsby, on 5 October.

Mr Grove said he chose to attend a police-run speed awareness course.

His deputy, Paul Robinson, was fined £100 and given three penalty points after driving at 90mph on the M180 in North Lincolnshire on 19 September.

'Clean licence'

In a statement, Mr Grove said officers recorded him speeding as he returned from a Question Time event in Grimsby.

"I admitted being the driver and this week received a further letter with a conditional offer notice to attend a speed awareness course with a fee of £95, which I have accepted.

"I have driven over 20,000 miles this year and have a clean driving licence. I am therefore disappointed my driving was not to the required standard on this occasion."

Mr Grove said he would continue to drive himself to meetings and welcomed the opportunity to use the course "to reflect on my standard of driving".

After being caught speeding in September, Mr Grove's deputy admitted he needed to give "greater attention" to his driving.

The penalty points would "serve as a reminder to me that I have broken the law and been punished for it", said Mr Robinson.

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