A POLICEWOMAN is facing a misconduct inquiry after being banned from driving.
Magistrates in Lewes, Sussex, heard that Pc Victoria Richards' car hit an elderly man while she was responding to a 999 call.
He died 13 days later from multiple injuries.
Richards reached speeds of more than 60mph along Eastbourne seafront while trying to reach reports of a fight in the town.
Her marked Ford Focus patrol car hit retired electrical engineer David Lloyd, 83, at 50mph in a 30mph zone.
Yesterday the magistrates found Richards, a policewomanr with six years experience, guilty of careless driving.
She was banned from driving for 15 months and fined £1,000.
Richards, of Seaford, East Sussex, denied the charge, saying she had been driving "according to the conditions" when the accident happened.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission said Richards would now face a misconduct hearing.
Commissioner David Petch said: "This was a very tragic accident and our thoughts go out to Mr Lloyd's widow and family.
"The officer will now have to face a police misconduct hearing."
Magistrates ruled that Richards had failed to slow down enough at a junction.