Woman with 80 previous convictions is jailed after 'idiotic' 90mph chase through residential streets of Milton Keynes

A woman has been jailed after she led police on a 90mph chase through residential areas of MK, driving on the wrong side of the road and the wrong way around roundabouts.

Thursday, 11th March 2021, 11:47 am
Updated Thursday, 11th March 2021, 2:51 pm

The judge called Kelly-Marie Ewing an "idiot" for driving in such a dangerous manner and sentenced her to six months in prison.

However, the 37-year-old offender is likely to be released soon as she has served a significant amount of time behind bars waiting for her case to appear at court.

Aylesbury Crown Court heard how police officers were tipped off by a passer-by about a woman who appeared to be driving erratically.

The judge imposed a six-month prison sentence

They pulled over Ewing in a marked squad car, with another unmarked car drawing up behind her.

But she promptly sped off, squeezing past the marked police car, causing it some damage.

The police dashcam footage then showed Ewing then racing through residential streets, driving on the wrong side of the road and forcing other drivers to swerve onto the verge to avoid a head-on collision.

Prosecutor Robert Brown told the court that speeds in the chase reached 90mph before it ended abruptly when Ewing crashed.

Judge Francis Sheridan heard how Ewing, who is in custody at HMP Bronzefield, Surrey, admitted she had taken cocaine the night before the incident in September 16 last year.

Ewing also admitted one charge of dangerous driving, one charge of failing to stop after a road accident, one charge of driving with no insurance and another charge of driving without a licence.

Sentencing Ewing to six months in prison and disqualifying her from driving for three years, Judge Sheridan said: "You are an idiot and you know you are."

He added: "You have young children you are responsible for. You are going to lose your children unless you smarten up. You do not need me to tell you that."

Judge Sheridan praised the witnesses who provided detailed witness statements to the court.

It is possible for sentences below two years in prison to be suspended at the discretion of the Judge. However, Judge Sheridan said: "Even though the sentence is below two years in prison, it would be unconscionable for somebody who has driven in such a dangerous manner to be able to walk free."

The court heard Ewing had more than 80 previous convictions.