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Police film driver watching TV on his phone on the M6 motorway

THIS is the moment a brainless motorist was caught by police dangerously driving along a motorway while watching TV on their mobile phone.

Officers from Central Motorway Police Group (CMPG) were left gobsmacked when they spotted the driver catching up on a television programme on the M6.

The driver was pulled over near Stafford yesterday afternoon and slapped with a £100 fine.

Staffordshire Police wrote on social media: ‘Not the greatest idea to catch up on the television whilst behind the wheel.

‘A 38-year-old from Stoke given a telling off and £100 fine after being spotted this afternoon. #Fatal4.’

The driver was caught with the mobile phone attached to the dashboard as they travelled along a section of the motorway which has 50mph speed restrictions in place.

It is not clear which TV programme was being watched at the time but it can be safely assumed it wasn’t Mastermind.

The CMPG tweeted: ‘Lane one of the M6 at Stafford in the roadworks section is not an acceptable place to catch up on the TV! Driver reported. #fatal4 #cmpg.’

Web users reacted with disbelief after the force posted footage of the incident on social media showing the driver watching TV at 40mph.

Julie Callaghan wrote: ‘The shocking part is that they are so blatant in doing it like it’s just normal.’

Linda Joyce Haycock added: ‘I can’t believe this! This is such a busy stretch of the motorway too with frequent accidents.’

Wendy Michelle Pass commented: ‘Unbelievable!! Surely a hefty fine and an outright ban is on the cards??’