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Police stop driver with phone strapped to steering wheel to get sports updates

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A man was pulled over by New South Wales Police in Sydney’s western suburbs on Friday, June 9, and issued with 24 demerit points, when police observed a mobile phone had been attached to his steering wheel to display cricket updates.

New South Wales police alleged that the man had been clocked at 96 km/h in a 70 km/h zone when they pulled him over on the Cumberland Highway at Smithfield.

“Police stopped the vehicle and observed a mobile phone attached to the steering wheel. The phone at the time (was) displaying live score updates of the World Cup cricket (AUS Vs IND) as well as the navigational screen.” “That is so dangerous. I have never seen that before in my life,” an officer can be heard saying in the video.

According to police, there was also a two-year-old child in the car’s back seat, restrained incorrectly.

The man was issued with eight demerit points for speeding, 10 demerit points for using a mobile phone while driving, and six for driving with a child not restrained as prescribed.

(c)2019 Storyful via New South Wales Police Force

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