Kent

Lorry driver fined for watching film on M20 in Kent.

A trucker has been fined £500 for watching a film on a laptop while driving on a motorway in Kent.

Police were called by another motorist on the M20 on Monday at 01:50 BST. The witness claimed the lorry driver was watching a screen while driving between junctions 9 and 8.

It was also reported the vehicle was swaying onto the other carriageway.

Officers pulled the lorry over and the driver was reported for driving while not in proper control of a vehicle.

The vehicle was initially immobilised as the driver, believed to be Turkish, could not settle the fine.

But the penalty, and an additional £80 release fee, has since been paid.

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