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

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

Caroline turner lost her licence after the hit-and-run - Credit: Archant

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At the time, her licence was revoked by the DVLA.


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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.

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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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