Speeding woman pulled over after overtaking chief constable
Northamptonshire’s most senior officer took action against errant driver on Tuesday
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.
Watch as this VW Golf overtakes my vehicle at 95mph, in a 40 limit, then accelerates to over 100mph in a 50 mph limit. Bad enough but with a 17 month old baby in the back- unforgivable!!! Off to court and hopefully a substantial ban for the 21 year old female driver! #fatal4 https://t.co/4VxjYFytMS pic.twitter.com/9OtzWHgfZx— Nick Adderley (@NorthantsChief) May 28, 2019
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.