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Appeals court reinstates speeding ticket against Linden woman

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MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - A state appeals court reinstated a speeding ticket Thursday against a woman who claimed that she was forced to drive fast because somebody was following her.

A Grant County judge dropped a $358 ticket against 47-year-old Tammy Camden of Linden, after she cited a “necessity defense” because she was trying to get away from someone.

The Fourth District Court of Appeals in Madison said the defense only applies when a law enforcement officer caused the defendant to speed up.

In Camden’s case, she could not describe the vehicle that was following her – and there was no other evidence – so the judges said the ticket was proper.

It was issued by a state trooper in March of 2012 who caught Camden driving 92 miles an hour in a 55 zone.