Brook picks up fine, points for phone use

Tue, 05 Aug 2008
Strictly Come Dancing star Kelly Brook has picked up a fine and penalty points for being caught using her mobile phone behind the wheel.

The 28-year-old star, who had to pull out of this year's competition, was given a ticket for making a call despite being in control of the vehicle.

In February 2007, the Department for Transport introduced new legislation under which those caught breaking the law in such a manner pick up a £60 fine and three-points on their licence.

They could also have difficulty gaining cheap car insurance if cover firms view them as a significant road threat.

An onlooker told the Daily Mirror: "The officers didn't treat her differently than anyone else ... They explained it was against the law and gave her a stern talking-to."

Madonna is another celebrity driver it is claimed has had trouble on British roads, with MSN Cars UK stating that the star has racked up more than £2,500 in fines since 2001.

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