Driver caught using mobile phone

Burnley Magistrates Court.
Burnley Magistrates Court.
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A driver stopped for using a mobile phone gave false details but was identified from a fingerprint, a court heard.

Pennine Magistrates’ Court was told how uninsured Asim Farooq Ahmed was said to have become “somewhat truculent and quite argumentative” with police, particularly when told his vehicle was going to be seized.

Ahmed (26), of Crabtree Street, Brierfield, admitted using a vehicle on Colne Road, Burnley, without insurance, using a hand-held mobile phone while driving and police obstruction on April 11th.

He was ordered to pay £215 in fines, costs and victim surcharge and was given six points on his licence.

The hearing was told the defendant gave the wrong name and date of birth to police. He had no identification on him and was asked to provide a fingerprint. Officers were able to establish he was not the person whose details he had given.