M27 driver caught on his phone checking if previous fine was paid

A DRIVER was caught on the M27 using his phone to check if a previous fine for using his phone at the wheel had been paid.

Tuesday, 24th January 2017, 2:04 pm
Updated Tuesday, 24th January 2017, 2:08 pm
File photo of roads policing officer PC Mark Fruin talking to a man caught using his phone

Hampshire’s Roads Policing Unit posted on Twitter to say the man was caught in lane one this morning.

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The police said: ‘Driver lane 1 M27 this morning, using phone to check his final payment from a court fine for using a mobile had gone through!!!’

It comes just a week after police warned hundreds of people had been caught driving distracted - including a driver eating cereal on the M27 at Fareham.