Magistrates have been banned two motorists from the roads after they were caught driving while on their mobile phones in Powys.

The two separate offences were recorded by Dyfed-Powys Police while travelling along Tremont Road in Llandrindod Wells on June 13, last year.


Corey Mark Thomas, 29, of Chepstow Road in Cwmparc, Treorchy, was clocked at 9.28am using a hand-held mobile telephone while driving his Ford Transit Connect.

His case was proved in his absence at Llanelli Magistrates' Court on January 5 and he was sentenced on February 2 at the same court.

Magistrates banned him from driving for six months for repeat offending.

They also fined him £220 and ordered he pay £34 victim surcharge and £90 court costs.

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Lucy Samantha Smith, of Bronallt Road, Pontarddulais, Swansea, was also banned for the same offence after she was spotted by police driving a Ford Kuga.

The 35-year-old's case was proven in her absence on January 5 at Llanelli and on February 2, magistrates sentenced her to a six-month ban for repeat offending.

She must also pay a £220 fine, £34 victim surcharge and £90 court costs.

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