POLICE who stopped a driver because of his erratic driving found he was watching a small TV.

Blackburn magistrates heard Asian Najeeb had his seat reclined and the TV was in full view as he drove the Audi A4 along Whalley Range.

Najeeb, 20, of Bastwell Road, Blackburn, pleaded guilty to driving while ‘able to see directly or by reflection a TV receiving apparatus used to display something other than information about the state of the vehicle or its equipment, or about the location of the vehicle and the road on which it was located, or to assist the driver to see the road adjacent to the vehicle or to assist the driver to reach his destination.’

He was fined £50 with £75 costs. A charge of driving without due care and attention was withdrawn.