Prince George’s County Councilwoman Karen Toles gave no indication Wednesday afternoon of what she plans to do now that county police have charged her with reckless driving.
At an extremely short press conference, Toles made brief statement and refused to answer any questions from reporters.
Toles apologized for the incident, but asked residents not to judge her based on news reports of the Feb. 22 traffic stop, when police say she was spotting weaving through traffic and speeding in excess of 100 mph on the Capital Beltway in a county-owned car.
Meanwhile, she asked for respect and patience while all those involved “let the legal process run its course,” she said outside her attorney’s office in Largo.
When stopped by police, Toles received only a warning for her excessive speeding and was issued a citation for an unsafe lane change. A police investigation into the incident resulted in the additional reckless driving charge handed down Tuesday.
Her lengthy traffic record – she has received seven citations for breaking various traffic laws since 2009 – places Toles at risk of having her license suspended.
Toles has been barred for use of county-owned vehicles by her fellow council members.