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)

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