CDU politician Philipp Amthor was caught lawn. Now he has to surrender his driver’s license and pay a fine. But was he actually behind the wheel himself?
Update from November 18, 2021: In 2020, the CDU member of the Bundestag Philipp Amthor is said to have driven at around 120 kilometers per hour through a speed limit of 70. The result: the politician is supposed to surrender his driver’s license for a month and pay a fine of 450 euros. The Pasewalk District Court sentenced him to this. The verdict is not yet legally binding. The trial had come because Amthor refused to accept the fine (see first report).
Amthor’s lawyer brought new details into play, according to the Pasewalk District Court. So he said that the member of the Bundestag was not the driver at all. “The person concerned who was personally present at the main hearing got involved in the matter through his defense attorney to the effect that he denied having been the driver of the vehicle at the time of the crime,” it said. He had denied the accuracy of the measurement result.
According to media reports, Amthor had been photographed by a speed camera and was clearly visible on the images. “The court was nevertheless able to convince itself that the person concerned had driven the vehicle and that the measurement result was correct,” said a spokesman on Wednesday. The politician did not initially comment on this matter.
Bleifuß Amthor has to surrender his driver’s license and pay a fine – CDU man refused to pay a fine
First report from November 16, 2021: Pasewalk – Politicians are only human. And just like all other citizens, they have to obey the rules. But this is not easy for everyone. CDU Bundestag member Philipp Amthor proves this again (he already caused a stir with a lobby scandal and a photo with Holocaust deniers), because he is now supposed to surrender his driver’s license for a month and pay a fine of 450 euros for driving too fast. The Pasewalk district court sentenced him to this, the 29-year-old confirmed to the German press agency on Tuesday evening. The broadcaster NDR 1 Radio MV had previously reported on it. The judgment is not yet final.
CDU politician Philipp Amthor had a lawyer check the fine in court
According to NDR, the hearing came about because Amthor refused to accept the fine. The current head of the CDU state group Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania in the Bundestag is said to have driven at around 120 kilometers per hour through a Tempo 70 zone last year. So a whole 50 km / h too fast.
“I did not even get involved in the process, but had some legal questions examined by an experienced lawyer,” said Amthor of the dpa. “Of course I am not claiming any special rights to drive too fast, but it is also not indecent to have a court review a fine. Everyone is entitled to it. In any case, the following applies: Driving too fast is always unnecessary and should not be put into perspective. ” (md with dpa)
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