UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak fined by police
UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has been fined by Lancashire Police for not wearing a seatbelt while shooting a social media video in a car. A fixed penalty notice for Sunak's failure to fasten his seatbelt carries a £100 fine, according to Lancashire Police, who had been "looking into" the situation. In its statement, Lancashire Police referred to Sunak as “a 42-year-old man from London."
Sunak already expressed regret for his actions. In a video clip that was uploaded to Instagram, Sunak addresses the camera while the car is moving and he is not buckled up. Sunak's spokesperson stated that it was a "brief error of judgement" by taking the seatbelt off to make a social media clip while on a tour of the north of England.