A REPEAT offender caught using his mobile phone while behind the wheel on a Herefordshire road has been banned from driving.

Peter Robert Heming entered a guilty plea to one count of using a handheld mobile phone or device while driving a motor vehicle on a road when he appeared before magistrates in January.

The court heard from the prosecutor that the 56-year-old, who was represented at the hearing by defence solicitor Marcus Kraehling-Smith, had been caught using a hand-held mobile phone on a motorway junction in Herefordshire on March 2, 2023.


He had been behind the wheel of a Ssangyong at the M50's Junction 2, where the A417 meets the M50 near Ledbury, when he was caught, magistrates in Worcester were told.

Heming, of Cooks Lane, Redmarley, was fined £319, received six penalty points, and was disqualified from driving for six months, with magistrates saying a roads ban was obligatory due to repeat offending.

He was also ordered to pay prosecution costs of £110 and a £128 victim surcharge.