Dangerous OAP driver banned from driving for a second time
A great-grandmother who once led police on 27-mile, 10mph chase has been banned from driving for a second time after knocking down a pedestrian on a zebra crossing.
Seventy-nine-year-old Caroline Turner failed to stop after hitting someone crossing the road in the town of Hornchurch, Essex, with her blue Ford Fiesta.
Appearing before Romford Magistrates' Court, the East London resident was banned from driving for a year, fined £165 and ordered to pay £220 in compensation to the pedestrian.
Turner was defiant following the hearing, saying: "I have every intention of driving the car again, so there," reported the Daily Mail.
The reckless grannie was previously banned from the roads in 2011 after leading police on a 27-mile low-speed chase, during which she did not exceed 20mph.
The chase, which went on for over an hour, saw Turner being pursued around Essex by a pack of patrol cars.
Her speed was so low that one officer attempted to bring her to a halt by jogging alongside her, telling her to pull over.
Turner was reported to reply: "There's nothing to discuss. I'm going home," Magistrates heard.
During the pursuit, Turner drove the wrong way around a roundabout and into the path of oncoming traffic. She was eventually brought to a stop after police formed a rolling roadblock on a dual carriageway.
She was later fined £100 and banned from driving for a year after admitting driving without due care and attention at Colchester Magistrates' Court.