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Posing policeman caught on speed camera

  • PC drives through camera giving thumbs-up
  • Travelling at 68mph and 73mph in 40mph zone
  • Constable suspended from front-line duty
Words ByJim Holder

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A policeman has been banned from driving and suspended from duty for giving a speed camera two thumbs-up while answering two emergency 999 calls.

South Yorkshire policeman David Mayes, 34, took his hands off the steering wheel twice to gesture to the camera on the way to each emergency call-out.

He was travelling at 68mph and 73mph in the 40mph zone when the offences happened in Sheffield.

He pleaded guilty to two counts of driving without due care and attention on July 26, 2007, and received a 400 fine in addition to his ban.

He was suspended from front-line duties when the offences were revealed and now faces misconduct proceedings.