Senior Argues with Police Over Driving

An elderly lady was detained in a police cell overnight as she refused to stop when a police car tried to pull her over.  Seventy-six-year-old Caroline Turner, totally ignored the police car lights and only briefly stopped when a police officer told her to, while he was running alongside her on a dual carriageway.  But even at that point she wouldn’t stop.  She asked, “why, what have I done?”  When told she was driving in an unacceptable fashion, she said, “there is nothing to discuss, I’m going home.”

But it was clear that her driving was reckless.  She drove the wrong way around a traffic circle in Essex, UK, then veered onto the opposite side of the road into oncoming vehicles and finally ignored police orders for her to stop.  Turner wasn’t going fast at least – throughout the chase her speed was between 10 and 20 mph – but it was all the other traffic laws she was breaking that caused her police detainment and other punishments.

In court, Turner did admit to driving without due care and not stopping when asked to do so by police.  She was given a driving disqualification for 12 months, fined £100 and ordered to pay £100 costs for what she did.