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Motorist given ticket says "it's okay I'm not drunk, I was just using my phone"

Author - Ed Poor

PC Tom Van Der Wee noticed a vehicle repeatedly swerving whilst he was on his night shift.

When he pulled him over, he conducted a alcohol breath test as well as a drugs test and indicates it came back negative. 

The officer from the Sussex Police Roads Policing Unit said "strong words of advice" were given to the driver, and also a ticket. 

Using a handheld mobile phone while behind the wheel is a controversial and incredibly dangerous issue. 

Back in 2016, Theresa May pledged to make it as to make it as socially unacceptable as drink-driving. 

You can get 6 penalty points and a £200 fine if you use a hand-held phone when driving. You’ll also lose your licence if you passed your driving test in the last 2 years. 

Also, you can get 3 penalty points if you don’t have a full view of the road and traffic ahead or proper control of the vehicle.

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