A motorist spotted by police using a mobile phone at the junction of King Street with Church Street in Magherafelt, has been banned from driving for a month.
Conal Murphy (25), of Gracefield Road, Magherafelt, was also fined £200 with a £15 offender levy for using the device while driving on August 23.
The court heard police followed and stopped the vehicle and the defendant admitted sending a text message.
Defence solicitor Stephen Atherton said it was a mistake and Murphy needed his licence for work.
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