A cricket fan desperate to keep up to date with the World Cup has lost his licence after being slapped with 24 demerit points during the double demerits long weekend.
NSW Police say they pulled over the male motorist, 33, on the Cumberland Highway in the western Sydney suburb of Smithfield at about 10.10pm on Sunday after he was caught travelling at 96km/h in a 70km/h zone.
On inspection of the vehicle, they discovered a mobile phone attached to the steering wheel which was displaying score updates for the Australia vs India fixture at The Oval.
Police also found a two-year-old child in the rear of the vehicle and while they were seated in a child seat, they weren’t restrained correctly.
Footage of the man’s interaction with officers was shared to Traffic and Highway Patrol Command’s Facebook page.
“That is so dangerous. I’ve never seen that before in my life,” the officer can be heard saying about the man’s makeshift phone holder.
The driver from Liverpool was issued with three infringement notices totalling 24 demerit points.
He received eight for exceeding the speed limit by 20km/h, 10 for using a mobile phone while not permitted and six for a child aged between two and four not restrained as prescribed.
But the cricket fan was eclipsed by another Sydney driver in April, who managed to rack up a remarkable 33 points when they were pulled over by police in Woodbine.
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