Chichester A27 driver snapped ‘playing guitar’ at the wheel

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POLICE have issued a warning after a driver was photographed appearing to play a guitar at the wheel in Chichester.

The picture has gone around the country after being reported in several national newspapers and led to a warning from Sussex Police.

Inspector Stewart Goodwin, of the Arun road policing unit, said: “I have seen the photograph.

“Unfortunately there is no vehicle registration number, nor is it clear if the person with the guitar is actually the driver.

“However, it is perhaps an opportunity to underline the message that motorists should never do anything that distracts them from driving while on the move or in traffic.”

Police said no formal complaint had yet been made after the picture was taken of the driver on the A27.

As reported by ITV Meridian, the picture was taken by 22-year-old Nichola Carr, who was on a bus heading to Portsmouth.