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'Don't text and drive' say police

Driver pulled over by RPU last night

"Texting and getting behind the wheel is the modern day 21st century equivalent to drink-driving" - according to one senior police inspector.

The Roads Policing Unit arrested a motorist only last night for the offence - who had eyes on a mobile phone, and not on the road.

Anyone caught in the act will be fined £120 as their licence receives four penalty points. In some cases; offenders could face dangerous driving charges.

Police recently purchased new equipment for its unmarked vehicles to catch unsuspecting offenders.

Inspector Flint hopes any witnesses will contact Police Headquarters:

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