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Kinawley driver caught on mobile


Enniskillen Court House, RMGFH04

A KINAWLEY man has been fined £200 for using his mobile phone while driving.

Bernard McGovern (20) of Springtown Road in the village pleaded guilty to failing to produce his driving licence and using a phone while driving atEnniskillen Magistrates Court on Monday.


At approximately 3pm on January 30 police observed McGovern driving on Ann Street in Enniskillen.

The officers were in the lane next to the defendant, and had a clear unobstructed view of him.

They noted he was holding a mobile phone in his hand by the steering wheel.

McGovern, who had one previous conviction for no road tax, was issued with a fixed penalty notice, and was given seven days to produce his driving licence at a police station of his choice, but he failed to do so.

Defence solicitor Barry Lynam explained McGovern had attempted to pay his fixed penalty fine for using a phone while driving, however as he had not supplied the paper part the fine was returned to him.

District Judge Ken Nixon fined McGovern £200 for using a mobile while driving, and endorsed three penalty points on his licence.

For failing to produce his licence he fined him £30.

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