Footage of motorist using laptop and mobile phone went viral after it was posted to Facebook

Police Scotland say a man has been charged and a report passed to prosecutors after a video was posted online showing a a motorist using a laptop computer and handheld mobile phone, as well as wearing headphones, while driving a Land Rover Discovery in Aberdeen.

Footage of the man, who was behind the wheel of a Land Rover Discovery, went viral after YouTube user Aberdeen Cycle Cam posted it to the video-sharing website after fillming it last week.

In a statement, Police Scotland said:

Police Scotland can confirm that, following inquiries into footage showing a road traffic matter on Queens Road, Aberdeen, a 46-year-old man has been charged and reported to the procurator fiscal.

The incident took place on February 5. It is anticipated the male will appear in court at a later date.

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Born in Scotland, Simon moved to London aged seven and now lives in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds with his miniature schnauzer, Elodie. He fell in love with cycling one Saturday morning in 1994 while living in Italy when Milan-San Remo went past his front door. A daily cycle commuter in London back before riding to work started to boom, he's been news editor at road.cc since 2009. Handily for work, he speaks French and Italian. He doesn't get to ride his Colnago as often as he'd like, and freely admits he's much more adept at cooking than fettling with bikes.