UK PM Rishi Sunak fined for seatbelt violation

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British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak was fined by police on Friday for failing to wear a seatbelt, dealing the Conservative leader a potentially embarrassing blow as he attempts to reverse his party’s misfortunes.

Lancashire Police said on Twitter: “We have today issued a 42-year-old man from London with a conditional offer of fixed penalty.” A fixed penalty means Sunak can pay a fine to avoid a court hearing.

Downing Street said in a statement Sunak “fully accepts this was a mistake and has apologized.” “He will, of course, comply with the fixed penalty,” the statement added.

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