A great-grandmother has been banned from driving after knocking down a pedestrian at a zebra crossing in Hornchurch, Essex. Caroline Turner, 79, was banned from driving for a year and ordered to pay £220 to the injured pedestrian at Romford Magistrates’ Court. She was also fined a further £165 for driving her blue car after the accident, and ordered to pay a £130 fine and victim surcharge.
However, this isn’t the first time Turner has had her licence taken away. She had her licence revoked in 2011 after leading officers on a 27-mile chase at 10mph through Essex. She was only stopped when patrol cars formed a rolling road block on a dual carriageway – with one officer even jogging beside her car, telling her to pull over. She was banned from driving for a year and fined £100 after admitting to driving without due care and attention at Colchester Magistrates’ Court.
During the pursuit, she had ignored blue sirens, swerved into oncoming traffic and driven the wrong way around a roundabout – forcing other motorists to take evasive action. She had only just regained her licence before the most recent incident.
Perhaps she would benefit from a few refresher lessons!