More senior officials accused of flouting traffic regulations
Just days after the Czech Republic's police chief was caught speeding, other senior officials are also in hot water for breaking the rules of the road. A senior traffic officer in north Moravia is under investigation for causing an accident while drunk, while the minister of the interior, no less, has also been accused of breaking the speed limit.
The police chief - who had been among the first to praise the new system - "punished" himself by voluntarily giving up his licence for three months and donating 10,000 crowns (around 400 dollars) to a children's charity.
You might imagine his experience would have served as a warning to others in the police to stick to the rules of the road. But Michal Cas, head of the traffic police in the town of Frydek-Mistek, seems not to have been paying attention. He was involved in a collision in Ostrava on Saturday night, in which two people in the other car were slightly injured.
In a strange twist, he says he wasn't actually at the wheel. The officer says somebody close to him was driving and fled the scene "in shock". Under Czech law he does not have to reveal the identity of this person.
Mr Cas had previously praised the positive reaction of Czech drivers to the new traffic law and wrote a university dissertation on ethical driving.
While he was still on the front pages, there was more bad news for the country's law enforcers on Monday evening; a TV news programme showed footage of the minister of the interior, Frantisek Bublan, speeding on Sunday. His government car - which was not using a siren - was filmed on the Prague-Brno motorway by the driver of another vehicle going at around 170 kilometres an hour, 40 kilometres an hour above the speed limit.
Mr Bublan, who last week publicly admonished police chief Husak, said on Tuesday that he had not been paying attention to the speed his car was going. He said that was decided by his driver and denied any personal wrongdoing.