CDU politician Amthor has to surrender his driver’s license because of frenzy

Because of driving too fast, the CDU member of the Bundestag Philipp Amthor (29) has to surrender his driver’s license for a month and pay a fine of 450 euros. A spokesman for the Pasewalk district court in the Vorpommern-Greifswald district announced this to the German press agency on Wednesday. The judgment passed on November 16 is now final.

The district court had sentenced the prominent CDU young politician Amthor to a driving ban and a fine for “deliberately exceeding the maximum speed limit”. The deadline for filing an appeal had expired on Tuesday evening. “Nothing was received on time in that regard,” said the spokesman.

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Amthor, 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 in 2020. The incident took place on Bundesstrasse 109 near Ferdinandshof, where accidents had occurred more often at an intersection, so the speed limit had been reduced there.


Amthor had initially lodged an objection to the fine imposed by the district authority, which is why the negotiation had come about. The member of the Bundestag from Ueckermünde was initially unavailable for a statement on Wednesday.

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“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. “

Amthor withdrew his application for the CDU state chairmanship in the summer of 2020 because of a lobby affair. In September, the 29-year-old managed to return to the Bundestag via the state list. (dpa)

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