Great-grandmother of ‘world’s slowest police chase’ fame banned again for Hornchurch zebra crossing hit and run

09:00 08 March 2014

Caroline turner lost her licence after the hit-and-run

Caroline turner lost her licence after the hit-and-run


A great-grandmother once caught up in a 27-mile police chase at speeds of between 10 and 20mph, has again been banned from driving – this time for a hit-and-run at a zebra crossing.

Caroline Turner, 79, of Fairholme Avenue, Gidea Park, was held overnight in a police cell
after what was dubbed one of the world’s slowest police chases in October 2011.

She was banned for a year for driving without due care and attention but
regained her licence after her penalty was reduced to eight points.

Now she has been banned once again after hitting a pedestrian on a crossing in Butts Green Road, Hornchurch, and failing to stop while driving her Ford Fiesta on February 28 last year.

At the time, her licence was revoked by the DVLA.

At Romford Magistrates’ Court on February 3, she was ordered to pay £220 to the injured pedestrian.

She was also banned from driving for 12 months.

Turner was fined a further £165 for driving on March 8 last year less than a month after the accident. She must also pay a £110 fine and a £20 victim surcharge.

Turner, a former Havering over-60s Artist of the Year, was found guilty of the driving offences on December 2 while absent from court.

The 2011 car chase ended in Marks Tey when a police officer ran alongside her car and tapped on the window, asking her to stop. Turner replied: “Why? What have I done?”

After she was told her driving was unacceptable, she responded: “There’s nothing to discuss, I’m going home,” a court heard.

Turner declined to comment to the Recorder other than to say: “I have every intention of driving the car again, so there!”

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