While driving a 63-year-old woman received a call on her mobile phone and answered it without thinking.
Finola Greene, Connywary Lane, Poyntzpass, was fined £60 last Thursday at Banbridge Magistrates Court for using her phone while driving.
She was also given three points and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy.
For not having a driving licence he was given an absolute discharge and three concurrent points.
The court heard that on March 4 this year at 10.30am on the Poyntzpass Road, Loughbrickland, police saw her using a phone.
When they spoke to her she was asked to produce her licence.
It later transpired she had a Northern Ireland licence and an American licence, both of which had expired.
A solicitor representing the defendant said she had since got a licence.
He added that she had received a call on her phone and took it without thinking.