Driver caught using phones banned

A man has been banned from driving for 12 months for using two mobile phones simultaneously while driving on a 70mph road on the outskirts of Norwich.

Norwich magistrates heard David Secker was spotted by a police officer talking on one mobile phone while holding the other as though he was texting.

Police claimed that the 34-year-old steered his M-reg Vauxhall Tigra with his knees when he was caught on May 17.

Prosecutor Denis King said that Secker was seen holding a mobile phone to his right ear and as he moved closer, the officer saw he was holding another phone in his other hand as if texting.

But Simon Nicholls, defending, denied that his client was using the second phone to send a text message and claimed that he was reading out a telephone number from the other phone to give to the person he was talking to.

Secker was also fined £150 and given a total of 14 penalty points on his licence.

He said: "I think the magistrates treated me fairly."

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