An Israeli driver who accumulated 12 violations for using his cell phone without a hands-free device while driving was found guilty in court and sentenced to six months imprisonment and a fine of NIS 2000.
The indictment against the driver was filed in the Ashdod Traffic Court on May 6, 2019 against the 43-year-old Be’er Sheva resident, who over his driving career accumulated 74 points, including 12 for using his cell phone while driving. He has been driving since he is eighteen.
The court decided to accept the police request to sentence him to prison for six months, canceling his license for the same time period, and hitting him with the steep fine of NIS 2000. It was also stipulated that if apprehended for the same offense in the next three years, he will have his license suspended automatically for three months.
(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)