A police officer driving a mobile police station has been caught by a speed camera breaking the limit.
Sgt Ted Bloodworth, of Bedfordshire Police, was clocked speeding last month in a 40mph roadworks zone near St Neots in Cambs, a spokesman confirmed.
The Biggleswade-based officer was driving a long-wheelbase mobile police station van on the Bedfordshire A1.
Mobile stations are taken to villages to give local residents a chance to speak with officers.
Summons to be issued
Under Bedfordshire Police rules the officer must submit a report to his commander to determine whether there was a legitimate reason for the offence.
The commander can either apply an exemption or issue the instruction to the county's safety camera partnership to go ahead with the issue of a speeding ticket.
A police spokesman said: "I can confirm that Sgt Bloodworth's case has reached this level and a summons is to be issued."
It will then be up to the officer whether he pays his fine and receives points on his licence like a regular member of the public, or goes to court to argue the case as a private individual.