Harriet Harman To Be Charged With Careless Driving And Using A Mobile Phone While Driving
At the begining of October it was reported that the Deputy Labour Party Leader Harriet Harman had been involved in a car accident and contrary to the 1988 Road Traffic Act had failed to stop and leaver her details. Instead the other driver got an arrogant “I’m Harriet Harman – you know where you can get hold of me.”
On November 4th Harman was questioned by police.
Today the Crown Prosecution Service issued the following statement: “The Crown Prosecution Service has decided there is sufficient evidence and it is in the public interest to prosecute the Rt Hon Harriet Harman MP for the offences of driving without due care and attention and driving whilst using a hand-held mobile telephone in relation to an incident on 3 July 2009 in Peckham, London.
The Metropolitan Police Service provided papers to the CPS on 9 November 2009 which were reviewed by the Special Crime Division in accordance with the Code for Crown Prosecutors.
An MPS employee will now attend a magistrates’ court in order to obtain a summons to be served on Ms Harman.”
It was the Labour Government that brought in the law that banned drivers from using hand held mobile phones in 2003, yet another senior Labour figure, like the Attorney General who breaks the laws they make.
Careless Driving carries a maximum of 9 points and a £5,000 fine.
Will Harman resign? Not a chance in Gordon Brown’s government where an integrity bypass operation is de rigeur.