Shocking discovery by police who say the driver of this lorry was on his mobile phone when they spotted him

Police say the driver of this lorry was on his mobile phone when they stopped him at Wicken near Soh

Police say the driver of this lorry was on his mobile phone when they stopped him at Wicken near Soham. Picture; POLICE - Credit: Archant

A lorry driver carrying straw through a Cambridgeshire village has been reported for allegedly using his mobile phone whilst driving.

East Cambridgeshire police posted a picture of the lorry they stopped in Wicken near Soham.

“The driver of this vehicle was reported for driving while on his mobile phone in Wicken yesterday,” said a report on the Policing East Cambs Facebook page.

“Using a phone behind the wheel is one of the four main causes of deaths and serious injuries on the roads”.

East Cambs police reminded all drivers that anyone caught using a mobile phone can expect six penalty points on their licence and a £200 fine

The case again the driver could, however, trigger an even bigger fine if it goes to court. Magistrates can impose penalties of up to £1,000 for motorists but the fine can rise to £2,500 to if you are driving a bus, coach or heavy goods vehicle.

One resident told East Cambs police: “Definitely a ban is due.

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“The weight of that would squash any car it hit.”

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