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Kinawley driver caught on mobile

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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.

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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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