Labor MEP caught for ignoring a stop sign “claimed she should not have been fined because she is a politician”
- Member of Parliament who disobeyed a stop sign would have begged the police to be fired with warning
- Tania Mihailuk was fined and lost points before the end of the incident at the end of last year
- Fearing that she would lose her driver’s license, she appealed to the minister to review the decision
A politician who ignored a stop sign with her young daughter in the car reportedly begged with a warning before lobbing at a minister in a desperate attempt to cancel the fine.
Bankstown Labor MP Tania Mihailuk was persuaded by the police in Revesby in southwest Sydney, just before 6 p.m. on November 5 after not stopping at a stop sign.
NSW Police confirmed that the police stopped the vehicle and spoke to the female driver.
“The woman was then fined” don’t stop at stop line, “a spokeswoman told Daily Mail Australia.
The infringement leads to a fine of $ 344 and the loss of three penalty points.
NSW MP Tania Mihailuk was persuaded by the police after he did not stop at the stop sign at the end of last year
Claim police sources Mrs. Mihailuk begged officers to hand over because she was “a politician and had to get a warning,” The Sunday Telegraph reported.
She initially denied using her role to beg the police to warn her, but then admitted she couldn’t remember.
“I accept the position of the police, and if that is what the police officer reminds me to say, then I do not dispute it,” said Mihailuk.
Her daughter, 14, was in the car then.
Fearing that she might lose her driver’s license as a result of previous deficiencies in her driving record, she subsequently applied for leniency with NSW Minister of Finance Damien Tudehope to reverse the decision.
She provided the publication with her written request, which was later rejected by the minister.
“My violations to date are not related to speed and unfortunately mostly concern bad judgments on my part,” her letter says.
NSW finance minister Damien Tudehope has rejected the MP’s written request for leniency
Mihailuk claims that she needs her permit to transport a seriously ill loved one for treatment
She argued for leniency because she had to take a seriously ill loved one with a serious illness to the hospital up to four times a week and not live near public transportation, making private transportation ‘our only option’.
In the letter, she believes she came to a complete standstill before she reached the stop line, but then wrote, “I accept the position of the police that I did not stop at the required distance from the line.”
Mrs. Mihailuk admitted that she did ‘a few weird things’, but never received a fine for drunk driving or speeding.
“I have a few things there (violations),” she told The Sunday Telegraph.
Daily Mail Australia has contacted Ms. Mihailuk for further comments.
A spokesman for Mr. Tudehope said the minister could not comment on individual cases.
“My violations to date are not related to speed and unfortunately mostly concern bad judgments on my part,” the MP wrote to Minister Damien Tudehope (photo)
The MP could not stop at the sign on The River Road in Revesby at Henry Lawson Drive