A MAN has been found guilty of using a mobile phone while driving a tractor on a main road.

Simon John Pryor-Lettley, aged 27 and of Alder Drive, Alderholt, denied a single charge of using a handheld mobile telephone.

The case went to trial at Poole Magistrates’ Court on June 30, when magistrates found him guilty of the offence.

The court heard Pryor-Lettley was driving a Volta Tractor on the A30 in Henstridge on May 11 last year.

The defendant was fined £96 and ordered to pay a £34 surcharge and £300 costs.

His driving record was endorsed with six points.

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