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Speeding 999 man calls for law change.

A CAMPAIGN to change the law to protect drivers of emergency vehicles from prosecution was stepped up last night after a speeding charge against an ambulance man was dropped.

Mike Ferguson said he was ``ecstatic'' after the Crown Prosecution Service decided it would not be in the public interest to press ahead with the case.

The 56-year-old was due in court in Grantham,Lincs,on Monday to defend a charge of speeding after he was caught on camera driving an ambulance at 104mph along the A1 in the middle of the night as he delivered a liver for a transplant.

Mr Ferguson and his union, the GMB, said they would continue to press the Government to change the Road Traffic Act so that no other member of the emergency services would have to go through the same ``ordeal''.

The driver's MP,Mike Wood (Labour Batley andSpen) revealed he will meet Lincolnshire Police chiefs next week to see how the law can be changed.

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