Fined over call
HAMILTON — A woman who answered her cell phone because her niece had gone into labour was today fined $300.
Sheila Adderley, 55, pleaded guilty to using a handheld device while driving on December 11.
She told the court she was guilty but had an explanation and said there was an emergency.
She added: “The phone rang. I didn’t answer it and I saw it was my brother so I put it on speaker.
“My niece was in labour. The doctor was inducing her for labour.”
But Senior Magistrate Archibald Warner said: “It wasn’t an emergency. She was with a doctor so it was merely information for you.”
Adderley said it was an emergency for her.
Warner gave her a $300 fine. (Bermuda Sun)