AN AUDI driver has been fined after passing a cyclist “far too close” while overtaking with another vehicle coming the opposite direction.

John Whatley, 55, of Walsingham Road in the Walcot area of Swindon, was driving on the A487 approaching Pointz Castle on September 13.

A cyclist was travelling in the same direction, and the Audi driver was caught on the cyclist’s camera overtaking “far too close” while a vehicle approached in the opposite direction.

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Llanelli Magistrates’ Court heard that Whatley’s driving “fell below that of a careful and competent driver”.

The defendant pleaded guilty to driving without due care and attention, and on February 28 was fined £216.

Whatley must also pay £110 in costs and an £86 surcharge. He also received four points on his licence.