THE driver of an 18-tonne lorry was caught using his phone as he drove around a Purbeck roundabout on Thursday.

Officers from Dorset Police's No Excuses team stopped the driver in Wareham after spotting him chatting on his phone.

He was given a £200 ticket and six points for the offence.

The previous day, a disqualified driver was stopped in Poole. Police allege he attempted to give false details but was foiled when a search of the given name revealed his alias has more tattoos.

Although the driver said he'd had some tattoos removed with laser treatment, he later admitted his real name and was arrested on suspicion of drug driving, driving while disqualified and driving without insurance.

His passenger was also given a warning for possessing cannabis.

Police then launched patrols of Wareham, quickly stopping a motorcyclist riding at 54 miles per hour in a 40mph zone and overtaking rush-hour traffic.

The biker was given a ticket and three points.

Two drivers were spotted on their mobile phones, one of whom was changing their music while travelling at 50mph.

Both of the motorists, as well as the lorry driver, were given a ticket and points.

The lorry driver will also be reported to the traffic commissioner.