Prince George’s County Councilwoman Found Guilty of Reckless Driving

Toles told police she was distracted using her phone and putting on makeup while driving close to 105 mph.

Prince George’s Councilwoman Karen Toles has been found guilty of reckless driving and fined $402 after being caught speeding along the Capital Beltway earlier this year.

A judge found Toles guilty of the charges on Wednesday. In addition to the fine, she must also pay $33 in court fees and was given probation, according to NBC Washington.

The charges stem from a while driving a county-issued vehicle.

In court this week, police testified that Toles told them she was distracted using her phone and putting on makeup as her vehicle cruised 50 mph above the speed limit.

Toles will not have points added to her driving record and will be given a chance to have the incident wiped from her driving record if she goes a year without a traffic offense.

At the time of the incident, Toles was fined $90 and given a warning. She was subsequently stripped of using her county-issued vehicle until she completed a driver improvement class and faced additional charges

Dana Schwartz June 24, 2012 at 03:12 AM
Without points assessed, and with the conviction removed from her record in a year, will her insurance company ever know?
suri bellen June 24, 2012 at 10:45 AM
OMG Angel, are you kidding! I have never put makeup on while driving, not even lipstick. And I have never driven 30 miles over the speed limit, never mind the fact that she was doing 50 miles over. She already had 2 points on her license! That was her warning! It's obvious she does not care about the safety of others on the road. Her license should have been suspended - period!
Earl Kepler June 24, 2012 at 12:15 PM
Tole deserves to lose her job. The judge deserves a recall. Angel must be on the take.
john mullins June 24, 2012 at 04:55 PM
Yes, you are right. I immediately thought of all the times I've raced along the highway at over 100 miles per hour, barely realizing it because I was chatting on my cell phone or was otherwise distracted. And of course, I absolutely expect the police to give me a pass on such behavior. And I further expect not to be judged harshly by anyone else. Of course, I'm a complete imbecile, so that has to be taken into account.
Jeffrey Yorke June 24, 2012 at 05:11 PM
Toles is a convicted idiot. Based on her statement to police at the time of arrest, she should have been charged with two more driving violations - cellchat while driving and farding(applying make-up) or distracted driving. She has stupidly confused driving as a right and not the privilage that it is. Clearly she is not smart enough to obey laws so she should not by in a job where she votes on their passage. Hope her poor district voters remember that in November. Prince Georgians do not need to be embarrassed by another elected numbskull.


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