The head of the Rocha department, Alejo Umpiérrez (National Party), likes speed: a total of 13 fines in his name are currently unpaid, but he promises that he will pay them.
The three traffic violations for speeding add up to a total of $157,926, as published by the portal Eastern Chronicles. The white mayor would have acquired a van through the leasing modality with Banco República, which is also in debt.
Umpiérrez confirmed the existence of the fines, and assured that he has committed them “for not using an official car when I travel to Montevideo with a municipal driver, putting my vehicle and paying for the fuel.”
Then he added that this happens to him “for wanting to be austere”, and shot: “I am not more agile, from now on I use an official car”.
According to his explanations, he uses his private truck and pays “all expenses” so that “an additional cost is not generated for the citizen (…)” “The only thing I do, due to a work situation and fatigue, is that a driver accompanies me the quartermaster”.
“The speed faults, obviously they were committed, because it jumps on the radars. But the incredible thing is that if it had been an official car, nobody would have noticed it, ”he snapped.