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Roy 'Chubby' Brown fined for reading paper at wheel

Roy 'Chubby' Brown was filmed reading a newspaper as he drove down the A19.
Roy 'Chubby' Brown was filmed reading a newspaper as he drove down the A19. Credit: PA

Roy 'Chubby' Brown has been fined £30 and slapped with four points on his licence after he was caught reading a newspaper at the wheel.

The comic, whose real name is Royston Vasey, 69, was filmed by North Yorkshire Police’s mobile safety camera as he drove along the A19 near Crathorne on 15 May.

The newspaper can clearly be seen as the driver navigates the A19.
The newspaper can clearly be seen as the driver navigates the A19.

Northallerton Magistrates also ordered him to pay costs of £60.

Watch the video here:

A statement from North Yorkshire Police said: "Motorists must give the road their full attention as a few seconds’ lapse in concentration can have catastrophic consequences, literally meaning the difference between life and death.”

Brown's agent said: "He is not available to comment on this matter."

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Piers Morgan completes Cheryl's challenge

Earlier today, Mrs Cheryl Fernandez-Versini (as she is now known) took the ice bucket challenge, a challenge which has gone viral on social media.

She nominated Piers Morgan and he was quick to oblige, filming his own challenge in the Caribbean.

The challenge dares nominated participants to be filmed having a bucket of ice water poured on their heads. The idea is that nominated people have 24 hours to comply or forfeit by way of a charitable financial donation.

Cheryl latest celeb to undertake the ice bucket challenge

Mrs Cheryl Fernandez-Versini (as she is now known) is the latest celebrity to undertake the ice bucket challenge, a challenge which has gone viral on social media.

The challenge dares nominated participants to be filmed having a bucket of ice water poured on their heads. The idea is that nominated people have 24 hours to comply or forfeit by way of a charitable financial donation.

Cheryl posted her ice bucket challenge on her instagram and twitter accounts:

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