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Frankfurt / Main (dpa / lhe) – A bus driver failed in court trying to portray a cell phone violation at the wheel as harmless beard care. The judges rated the man’s statement that the mobile phone was actually a hairbrush as “a mere protective claim”. As the district court in Frankfurt announced on Monday, the man was sentenced to a fine of 180 euros (971 Owi 363 Js 72112/19).
The driver of the bus had been photographed by the police while he was on the phone while driving. However, the 31-year-old man at the main hearing last summer claimed that he had only combed his beard with a hairbrush.
The recordings also showed that he was holding the device to his ear. “A combing process that would inevitably require a comb downwards and / or to the side cannot be seen in the pictures,” the court justified its decision.
According to the local court, the decision of June 16, 2020 is not yet legally binding.
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