A Citroen C3, being driven by a woman in her 70s, was observed going so slowly that other road users were forced to overtake in poor weather conditions.
With the rain lashing down and the vehicle still driving unacceptably slow, Police attempted to stop the black Citroen by activating their blue lights and sirens – but it failed to come to a halt.
Some 7 minutes later the motor was forcibly stopped by means of a stop stick device used to deflate the vehicle’s tyres.
It’s thought the driver travelled around 1.5 miles before being brought to a stop on Blackwater Road, near the cricket ground.
The driver has been reported for summons and officers are discussing with her the potential surrender of her driving licence to the DVLA.
UPDATE – Island Echo understands that the driver has now surrendered her licence to the DVLA.
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