A SCIENTIST has appeared in court to dispute a speeding charge.
Dr Carol Elizabeth Evans, 55, took the stand at Chester Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, October 21 where she was charged with driving a BMW 328i at 46mph on the A540 Chester High Road in April, above the 40mph limit.
Describing herself as a scientist, Dr Evans, of Caldy, Wirral, said a speedometer and gps in the BMW, which showed her speed to be 40mph and 38mph respectively, were more reliable indicators of her speed than the speed detection device used by the police mobile unit.
She offered her partner, David James, who lives at the same address, as an expert witness.
Mr James, who addressed the court from the public gallery, said the charge was “nonsense and a travesty”.
He went on to say that he was a mechanical engineering graduate and could prove the speed gun did not show Dr Evans’ correct speed.
The case has been adjourned to November 10 as the couple have requested the repair and calibration history of the device used.