Magistrate Bridget Shaw said she wanted every driver in the Island to know that the court has the power to ban people from the roads if they are found to have driven while holding a phone.
And she warned that it was a penalty the court was prepared to impose, adding: 'Removal of a driving licence can have a significant effect on someone's job and their social life.'
Mrs Shaw issued the warning during the case of a 30-year-old man accused of the offence. During the hearing, Mrs Shaw told the two Centeniers who were present to tell their honorary colleagues that when dealing with motorists accused of driving while holding a mobile phone they should be mindful that disqualification was a sentencing option.
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