Called home to check on dinner

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While phoning home to tell his partner to put the dinner on, an Aghagallon man was seen using his mobile phone while driving.

Stuart Smith (39), of Parknasilla Way, Aghagallon, was fined £120 for the offence last Wednesday at Craigavon Magistrates Court.

He was also given three points and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy.

A £40 fine was imposed for failing to produce his driving licence.

The court heard that on May 22 at Pollock Drive he was seen holding the phone to his ear with his right hand.

Mr Gabriel Ingram, representing the defendant, said Smith had hands free in the car and lifted the phone to dial.

He added that the defendant was ringing his partner to say he was on his way home and to put the dinner on.

Mr Ingram added that he did not produce his 
licence because he had other things on his
 mind.