'Don't do it' is the message from police to other motorists following the conviction of aspiring rapper Matin Osmani.
The 23-year-old from Chiswick was banned from driving after showing off filming himself driving a flash white Lamborghini in west London one-handed and streaming it online, 'bragging about it', said Chiswick PC Sao Aung.
He pleaded guilty to driving without due care and attention and was banned for driving for three months as well as handed a £500 fine, £80 in costs and a £50 victim surcharge, at Lavender Hill Magistrates' Court, on July 20.
Also known as Matayo, his rapper name, he runs an American-themed restaurant Man Vs Food in Hounslow.
The incident was reported to the Cheshire police by a member of the public who witnessed the foolish act on Great West Road, earlier this year in March.
At the time the Cheshire police department were running a campaign targeting drivers using mobile phones.
The information was passed down to the local police and picked up by PC Aung.
PC Aung said: “It went up to the sergeant (at Cheshire Police) and he looked at it online and saw the car was driving on my ward and alerted me and I dealt with and gathered everything from Cheshire police.
“He pleaded guilty and was banned from driving for six months and fined.”
PC Sao Aung says records show around 70% of people look at their phones while driving.
He added: “Don't do it. There is no discretion for people using their phones whilst driving.
“It's for their own safety.”
According to the Evening Standard, Osmani, who represented himself in court, said at the hearing: “I was not thinking and was under the impression everyone else was streaming [themselves].