Czech Police President Tomáš Tuhý must pay a fine of 10,000 crowns and he has been banned from driving for six months because he was caught speeding by the Ostrava police in July

Tuhý told the paper that he drove more than 100 km/h in a place in which the speed was limited to 50 km/h. He was urgently called to the capital city in order to deal with the security situation resulting from an attempt at a coup and removal of President Erdogan in Turkey.

In this situation, Tuhý had the right to use a flashing beacon, which would have authorized him to violate the speeding limit, but he did not use the privilege.

“I became a regular driver and so I bear the consequences and my full responsibility,” he said.