Justice minister ‘was driving at 130’

A Swedish Radio reporter following Justice Minister Thomas Bodström’s car in Värmland on Tuesday had a bit of trouble keeping up. The reporter said the car he was following was cruising at 130 kilometres per hour in a 90 zone.

After visiting Tingvalla school in central Karlstad, Bodström was whisked away to Karlstad University by a Swedish Security Service chauffeur.

Bodström said in a comment that he never realized how fast he was going. The chauffeur said he was driving fast because the justice minister had an urgent meeting.

Hans Henriksson, head of traffic police in Värmland, said everybody who doesn’t have diplomatic immunity must follow the law, adding that those who drive 30 kilometers per hour over the speed limit can have their license taken away.