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Pierce County officers target texters and those talking on the phone behind the wheel, unbuckled drivers and passengers

Post by Alexis Krell / The News Tribune on June 10, 2013 at 5:00 pm with No Comments »
June 10, 2013 10:32 pm

Pierce County law enforcement handed out 393 seat belt infractions and 158 tickets to drivers talking or texting on their cell phones or using other electronic devices between May 20 and June 2.

During the patrols, officers also made three DUI arrests and two arrests for misdemeanor warrants. They issued 88 speeding violations, nine child passenger safety infractions, 82 uninsured motorist and 41 suspended and revoked license violations.

More than 130 police and sheriff agencies worked the extra patrols statewide.

Across Washington, officers wrote 2,321 seat belt violations and 1,448 cell phone and texting tickets, compared to 3,171 and 1,059 during the patrol last year.

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