A DRIVER using a phone was arrested in Laois today after failing to stop for gardaí.
Mountrath gardaí were operating checkpoints in the area when they saw the culprit using a mobile phone.
The driver failed to stop at the checkpoint and was subsequently arrested.
Laois-Offaly gardaí said the motorist has been charged with a number of road traffic offences, including dangerous driving.
The driver faces an upcoming appearance at Portlaoise District Court.