Gardaí on patrol in Co Waterford stopped a tractor on Saturday after observing the driver using their phone.

Gardaí said the driver had been checking their messages.

After the tractor had been stopped, it was discovered that its tax had expired in 2012, around 3,250 days previous, Gardaí tweeted.

The driver of the tractor was issued with a fixed charge penalty notice and court proceedings will also follow.