POLICE stopped a motorway driver this morning after he was caught on his phone while speeding.

The driver initially attracted interest for "lane-hogging" on the M62 in the early hours of today.

Officers spotted the silver Vauxhall driving in the second lane of the motorway.

There was no traffic in lane one of the motorway.

Rule 264 of The Highway Code states motorists should always drive in the left-hand lane when the road ahead is clear.

It adds, after overtaking a driver should return to the left-hand lane as soon as it is safe to do so.

PC Martin Willis - known as Motorway Martin - said they moved their fully marked BMW X5 alongside the Vauxhall to find the driver was "chatting away" on his mobile.

He was also driving over the 70mph speed limit, at 80mph.

PC Willis said: "The driver was seen chatting away on his mobile phone at 80mph and [was] totally oblivious to our presence."

UK law states using a hand-held phone while driving can land six points on a licence and a £200 fine.

The driver was reported.