UNBELIEVABLE: Gardaí stopped this motorist for using his phone while driving - and then checked the boot...

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Gardai stopped this motorist for using his phone while driving - and then checked the boot

The pre-packed meat in the boot

This was the scene which greeted gardai when they stopped a car earlier today.

Meath Roads Policing Unit were carrying out a number of routine speed checks in the Trim area today.

Then officers observed the driver of this vehicle driving while using his mobile phone.

When stopped, the driver was found in possession of a suspected fraudulent UK driving licence.

The vehicle was subsequently seized under Section 41 of the Road Traffic Act.

After a search of the vehicle, the driver was also found in possession of a small amount of drugs stored in his boot.

But also stored in the boot was a large quantity of pre-packed beef which gardaí deemed to be purchased legally after making inquiries. 

This meat was later collected by a friend after the car was seized.

Gardai commented:"This motorist might have to rethink how to store meat safely in the future."