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  • 22 August 2014, 4:17

Roy 'Chubby' Brown Fined For Reading At Wheel

Comedian Roy "Chubby" Brown has been fined for reading a newspaper while driving.

The stand-up comic, whose act is considered too blue and too controversial for mainstream TV channels, was charged under his real name of Royston Vasey.

Vasey, from East Harlsey near Northallerton, was filmed by a North Yorkshire Police camera with the newspaper resting on his steering wheel as he drove along the A19 near Crathorne in May.

The 69-year-old, who calls himself "The Most Outrageous Comedian In The World" admitted driving without due care and attention.

He did not appear in court.

North Yorkshire Police's Dave Brown said: "This is another case where our mobile safety cameras have proved that they are not just about speed, demonstrating that we have the technology to capture all manner of offences which put road users at risk.

"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."

Vasey was fined 30 and given four points on his licence by Northallerton Magistrates. He was also ordered to pay costs of 40 and a victim surcharge of 20.