Four Latvian lawmakers have fallen foul of the law so far this year

Between January and April of this year, four Saeima deputies found themselves on the wrong side of the law in one way or another, according to information published by the Saeima Commission for Mandates, Ethics and Submissions on May 30.

According to information from the Information Center of the Ministry of the Interior, Saeima deputy Andris Bērziņš (Greens and Farmers Union – and a former Prime Minister) faced administrative responsibility for "possessing a firearm, firecracker (acoustic weapon), high-energy pneumatic weapon, replaceable essential components of a firearm, a gun silencer (silencer) or a firearm or firecracker (acoustic weapon). violation of the rules of circulation of ammunition or its component, committed by a person who has the relevant weapons permit." The precise nature of the offense and weapon involved was not specified.

Deputies Jānis Grasbergs (National Alliance) and Viktorija Pleškāne (Independent) were both caught speeding, exceeding the permitted driving limit by from 11 to 20 kilometers per hour.

Viktors Pučka (For Stability!) also breached vehicular regulations, namely "for parking a vehicle on pedestrian crossings, in places where the roadway is crossed by a bicycle path, a pedestrian and bicycle path or a shared pedestrian and bicycle path, or closer than five meters from these places."

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