Speed cameras catch comedian reading paper while driving

By Gary Adair

A traffic camera has photographed comedian Roy 'Chubby' Brown reading a newspaper while driving his car, resulting in a fine and points on his driving licence.

The 69-year-old comedian, whose real name is Royston Vasey, was driving along the A19 in Yorkshire when he was photographed by a mobile safety camera reading a newspaper. He was arrested by police and Northallerton magistrates ordered him to pay costs totalling £60 and gave him 4 points on his drivers licence. Mr Vasey accepted that he "was in the wrong" and apologised, saying he is ordinarily very safe on the road.

Safety camera manager for the North Yorkshire Police, Dave Brown, said their cameras can pick up all manner of motoring offences, and urged drivers to give the road their full attention.

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