A REPEAT offender has been banned from the roads after he was caught using his phone while driving in a Herefordshire town.

Sam Harvey was sentenced after he was proven guilty of one count of using a handheld mobile phone or device while driving a motor vehicle on a road by magistrates in Worcester.


The court heard from the prosecutor that the 27-year-old had been caught using a handheld mobile phone while behind the wheel of a Ford in Ross-on-Wye's Wye Street on January 12.

Harvey, of Pomona Grove, Upton Bishop, was fined £220, received six penalty points, and was disqualified from driving for six months for the offence, with magistrates saying a roads ban was obligatory due to his repeat offending.

He was also ordered to pay prosecution costs of £90 and an £88 victim surcharge, which is used to help fund services supporting victims of crime.