A UKIP councillor who asked police “Do you know who I am?”, when he was arrested for drink driving has been suspended.
Robert Ray, 65, admitted drinking and driving after a party function at Orsett Hall Hotel, Essex, last June.
At Basildon Magistrates’ Court last week, he was banned from driving for 19 months and fined a total of £1,160.
UKIP has confirmed the Thurrock councillor had been “suspended from party activity”.
The court was told when Ray spoke to officers, he asked them: “Do you know who I am? I am a prominent councillor, I know the police commissioner.”
The UKIP comedy parade rolls on.
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