Police slammed after speeding supt let off

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A judge has slammed police after a superintendent caught speeding at nearly 30mph over the limit was let off by a PC.

Helen Chamberlain was caught with a speed gun driving her Audi at 79mph in a 50mph zone but given a verbal warning.

It was only after the PC told his inspector of the incident that Chamberlain was prosecuted.

The 43-year-old initially denied the charge, claiming the speed gun was inaccurate, but pleaded guilty on the day her trial was due to start.

The Nottinghamshire superintendent was given six points with £1500 fines and costs for speeding on the A6097 between Epperstone and Oxton in July last year. 

Passing sentence, District Judge Tim Devas told Nottinghamshire magistrates: “In the year I have been in Nottingham I have been extremely alarmed by the amount of cases where officers took it upon themselves to issue cautions or deal with cases in the way this officer did.”

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Steve Farrell

By Steve Farrell