Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 5 August 2015

Phone I hadn't used led to fine

Published 24/10/2013 | 01:30

I WAS stopped by two policemen in an unmarked car and accused of using my mobile phone while driving. I protested that my phone had remained in a jacket pocket since I had left home. I received a summons.

My lawyer pointed out the difficulty and expense of a defence against two policemen. I had just been made redundant and was in no state to contest the allegation.

The result was a fine and three points on a licence unblemished for almost 30 years.

We know that some politicians lie. However, we should not rush to assume they invariably do so and that the police – most of whom like politicians are honest – invariably tell the truth.

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