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Speeding woman pulled over after overtaking chief constable

Northamptonshire’s most senior officer took action against errant driver on Tuesday

Screenshot of dashcam footage released by Northants Police Chief Constable Nick Adderley (Northants Police/PA)
Screenshot of dashcam footage released by Northants Police Chief Constable Nick Adderley (Northants Police/PA)

A motorist is facing court proceedings after allegedly speeding past a chief constable at 95mph in a 40mph zone.

Northamptonshire Chief Constable Nick Adderley tweeted dashcasm footage of the driver – who had a 17-month-old baby in the back of her vehicle – overtaking his unmarked car in Northampton.

Mr Adderley was praised on Twitter by a passing colleague who spotted the chief constable dealing with the 21-year-old driver of the Volkswagen Golf after she was pulled over.

The officer, tweeting under his collar number, wrote: “Just returning to Northampton from a job in Towcester and spot @NorthantsChief with a vehicle stopped, hi vis on and his pen out. #LeadingByExample #Legend.”

The woman is alleged to have accelerated to more than 100mph on a 50mph stretch of road before being issued with a notice to attend court.

The incident comes within a week of another stop by the senior officer, who previously posted a photograph of an Audi RS5 whose driver was reported for speeding.

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