A MAN from Basingstoke who caught using a phone while behind the wheel has been banned and handed points.

Samuel Tweddle, of Kings Road, on Monday, February 27 last year drove a BMW on the M3 southbound in Hook while using a mobile phone.

Tweddle pleaded not guilty to the offence on Monday, January 22 but was found guilty on the same day.

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During the hearing he was sentenced for the driving offence and magistrates disqualified him from driving for six months and handed him six penalty points. 

He must also pay a fine of £60, court costs of £400 and a surcharge fee of £24.