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Driver banned after being caught watching his iPad on the A12

Colchester Magistrates' Court. Picture: SU ANDERSON

Colchester Magistrates' Court. Picture: SU ANDERSON

A man from Clacton has been banned from driving and faces 200 hours of community service after being caught watching his iPad on the A12.

Matthew Brogan, 34, of Skelmersdale Road, was watching his iPad while doing 60mph on the A12 near Marks Tey.

Brogan was summonsed to attend Colchester Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, June 28, to answer a count of dangerous driving.

He entered a guilty plea and received 200 hours of community service. He has also been banned from driving and will need to take an extended test to regain a driving license in the future.

Investigating officer Pc Andrew Sumner, of Stanway roads policing unit, said: “Driving while distracted is incredibly dangerous and we were very lucky that this case did not lead to a collision.

“If you’re willing to put a distraction above your own safety and the safety of others, you should not be on the road.”

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