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Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Courier driver caught using mobile said he was seeking directions

A courier driver who police spotted using a hand-held mobile phone whilst he was at the wheel of a van in Loughgiel was trying to get directions to an address, defence solicitor Stewart Ballentine said.

Gareth Dunwoody (27), of Sandhurst Manor, Galgorm, was given three penalty points and fined £75 in his absence at Coleraine Magistrates Court on August 19.

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His solicitor entered a guilty plea regarding the mobile phone offence which was detected on February 26 this year.

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Mr Ballentine said the vehicle is now fitted with a ‘hands free’ device.

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