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Prince George's Councilwoman Stopped for Speeding

2/29/2012, 9:37 a.m.

Prince George's County council member Karen Toles was recently pulled over for driving 50 miles over the speed limit.

The incident occurred Feb. 22 when Toles was stopped for driving 105 mph in a 55 mph zone. She reportedly said in a statement that she was late for an appointment. Toles added that she considered moving violations serious matters and that she regretted the incident. She received a warning for speeding but was issued a ticket for recklessly switching lanes.

Toles, who represents several portions of Prince George's County -- including Capitol Heights, Seat Pleasant and Suitland -- had been driving on the Beltway near Branch Ave. before she led officers off and through two lights before stopping

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