Haaland probed by police after he was pictured using smartphone while driving


ERLING Haaland is being investigated by police after he was pictured using his smartphone while driving.

The Sun told yesterday that the Man City striker, 22, was spotted while at the wheel of his £300,000 Rolls-Royce on March 15.

He now could face losing his license.

Norwegian Haaland was driving the vehicle on a dual carriageway in Manchester’s New Islington, close to City’s Etihad Stadium.

It was the day after he scored five for City in a 7-0 Champions League win over RB Leipzig.

Greater Manchester Police confirmed: “GMP is aware of the image and is investigating.”

Anyone caught driving while using a phone faces six penalty points and a £200 fine.

There’s also a chance a driver could be taken to court and fined a maximum of £1,000.

If the driver only passed their test in the past two years, their licence can be revoked.

It’s been illegal to use a mobile phone while driving since 2003, but rules have been toughened up since.

You can’t use your phone in your car, including reading a text, checking social media or taking a photo.

From March 25, 2022, any form of touching your phone has been illegal and result in a penalty.

The law applies even if you are stopped at traffic lights or queuing in traffic as your engine is still running.


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