In Britain, no one is above the law... at least not if there is visual evidence when they get caught breaking it. Meredydd Hughes, chief of the South Yorkshire police, found this out the hard way when his Audi was busted by a traffic camera for doing 90 mph in a 60 mph zone. The constable, a former chair of roads policing for the Association of Chief Police Officer, probably should have known where the traffic camera was.
For the crime he'll be disqualified for 42 days and fined £350, which we think is now something like $59,000. We have to give the officer a little credit for standing up and taking the ticket without complaint. We wouldn't have expected that from a guy named Meredydd (h/t Stoatmaster). [BBC News]