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Furious driver vows to fight $349 fine after a hidden camera snapped him snacking on a CHOCOLATE BAR behind the wheel - but police are convinced it's a mobile phone A motorist claims he was wrongly fined $349 for eating a chocolate bar Scott Phillips was snapped by a hi-tech camera holding something in his hand  The world-first AI mobile detection technology has been criticised by many  

By Levi Parsons For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 16:35 BST, 4 May 2021 | Updated: 16:37 BST, 4 May 2021

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A man who was snapped by a mobile-phone detection camera says he's going to fight the $349 fine, claiming he was actually just eating a chocolate bar.

Scott Phillips, was captured by one of New South Wales' 45 secret cameras using world-first AI technology to catch out dangerous drivers. 

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The image shows the NSW Southern Highlands man holding something in his left hand while driving , leaving Mr Phillips stung with a fine and copping five demerit points off his license.

But he says the photo clearly shows his phone on the dashboard proving the item in his hand was a delicious snack and not an electronic device.

Mr Phillips is adamant he does not own a second phone.

Scott Phillips was snapped by a mobile-phone detection camera but says he's going to fight the $349 fine, claiming he was actually just eating a chocolate bar (pictured, the image in question)

Scott Phillips was snapped by a mobile-phone detection camera but says he's going to fight the $349 fine, claiming he was actually just eating a chocolate bar (pictured, the image in question)

The motorist has vowed to fight the fine saying the  photo clearly shows his phone on the dashboard proving the item on his hand was a delicious snack and not an electronic device

The motorist has vowed to fight the fine saying the  photo clearly shows his phone on the dashboard proving the item on his hand was a delicious snack and not an electronic device

'It was probably sunnies or maybe a chocolate bar, I'm not entirely sure,' Scott told 7NEWS.

'Embarrassing I got caught eating chocolate in the car but it definitely wasn't a phone.'

The cameras, which were first trialed in 2019, have stung tens of thousands of motorists across Sydney and the rest of the state.

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