British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has been fined for posting a video on social media of not wearing a seatbelt in a moving car. He was fined on Friday local time, Lancashire Police said.

Lancashire Police said in a statement on Twitter, without naming Sunak directly, that a 42-year-old man from London has been offered a conditional fine. He is British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak. Sunak can pay fixed amount of fine to avoid court hearing.

Downing Street said in a statement that Sunak fully accepted the matter, that it was his mistake and that he had apologised. He must comply with certain amount of fine or punishment.

According to the BBC, the penalty for not wearing a seat belt as a passenger in a car is £100. If the case goes to court, Sunak will pay a fine of 500 pounds.

Rishi Sunak took the video while traveling in Lancashire in northern England on Thursday in a moving car.

Soon after the video was published on Thursday, Sunak apologized for the error and the video was removed from Instagram, according to Downing Street.

This is not the first time Sunak has been fined by the police. In June 2020, he was fined for failing to maintain social distancing while attending a Downing Street party while Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer during the coronavirus pandemic.

(21 January/DM)