I think you're putting to much blame on the police officer in this. This incident is being reported from only one side of the story, her side. I just find it hard to believe it. There's more to it.
The reporter is only reporting part of the truth. It makes a great headline, and it probably helps fuel the fire on the whole fines and fees debate, but what's the whole truth? Who knows, we don't. I know in this kind of situation the last thing the judges will be doing is using a pregnant lady, going to a hosipital as an example of this war on speeding in Virginia.