Top Notts Cop claims speed guns are inaccurate - after being caught speeding

Superintendent Helen Chamberlain to challenge 79mph speeding charge

A SENIOR NOTTINGHAMSHIRE policewoman has claimed a speed gun used to clock her speeding at 79mph in a 50mph limit was not accurate.

Superintendent Helen Chamberlain, 43, pleaded not guilty to a charge of speeding at 29mph above the posted limit when she appeared at Nottingham magistrates' court on Wednesday.

Chamberlian's solicitor, Ian Boddy, said much-publicised doubts over the accuracy of the type of speed gun used to clock his client would form the basis of the not guilty plea.

Mr Boddy also confirmed the pair would challenge the lack of warning signs on the stretch of road on which Chamberlain was caught, reports today's Daily Mail.

At the scene, Superintendent Chamberlain was given a verbal warning by the officer who stopped her, but this was escalated by a more senior officer who disagreed with the decision.

The prosecution has now raised questions over why the Chamberlain failed to challenge the caution at roadside.

The case continues.