Dungannon motorist caught using mobile phone claimed he was rubbing his sore ear

Man using his mobile phone while driving.
Man using his mobile phone while driving.

Three penalty points and a fine of £100 were handed down at the East Tyrone Magistrates Court on a Dungannon motorist caught using a mobile phone.

Mark Kelly, 28,from Curran Terrace, was stopped by police on the Trewmount Road, Moy, on July 8.

A defence solicitor stated that Kelly had an ear infection, on this occasion the defendant’s ear was throbbing and he was simply rubbing it.