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Comedian Seen Reading Newspaper While Driving

Thursday 21st August 2014

This is the moment Roy "Chubby" Brown was caught reading a newspaper while driving.

The 69-year-old comedian, whose real name is Royston Vasey, was spotted by a mobile police camera with the newspaper held in front of his steering wheel as he drove along the A19 in Yorkshire on 15th May 2014.

He received four points on his license and was forced to pay 80 by Northallerton Magistrates.

Dave Brown, North Yorkshire Police's mobile safety camera manager, said: "This is another case where our mobile safety cameras have proved that they are not just about speed, demonstrating that we have the technology to capture all manner of offences which put road users at risk.

"Motorists must give the road their full attention as a few seconds' lapse in concentration can have catastrophic consequences, literally meaning the difference between life and death."