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Ex-Mayor admits to using cellphone while driving

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New Zealand News | Tuesday February 19 2013 8:23

Ex-Mayor admits to using cellphone while driving

Former top cop turned Auckland Council member George Wood's prolific Facebooking has landed him in trouble.

The New Zealand Herald reports that he posted a picture of the Tino Rangatiratanga and New Zealand flags flying from the Auckland Harbour Bridge on Waitangi Day.

Now Mr Wood, also ex-Mayor of the former North Shore City, has admitted he took it while driving.

He says he did not know the rules - which were introduced long after he resigned from the police force.

Mr Wood says his cellphone is on a hands-free kit in his car, and he simply pointed it at the flags to get the picture.

Using your mobile while driving can land you an $80.00 fine and 30 demerit points, but the police are unlikely to act.

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