John Prescott has been banned from driving for six months after being caught speeding in his Jaguar. The Labour peer and former Hull East MP was caught doing 60mph in a 50mph zone in his Jaguar after helping his son David move house in Lincolnshire.
The 77-year-old was caught by a police speed gun and the extra points pushed him over the limit, leading to a totting up ban. Prescott agreed that he committed the offence and so he won’t be back behind the wheel until the end of November.
Prescott says that he has been involved in bringing speeding legislation in and so he has to face the consequences and there is no excuse. He had nine points on his licence when he was caught travelling home; the extra three points awarded gave him 12, leading to an automatic ban.