The first week of an effort to combat texting while driving has wrapped up. The Brookfield Police Department is among the law enforcement agencies participating in the "U DRIVE. U TEXT. U PAY." campaign.
Brookfield officers made 78 motor vehicle stops after drivers were spotted using their cell phones. The stops resulted in 56 infractions being issued and two drug related arrests being made.
Brookfield Police say one motorist who was issued a ticket said that they knew police were out, was looking for the unmarked patrol car but didn't see one. Police are reminding drivers that officers will see you. before you see them. Motorists were also encouraged to drive safely.
The Brookfield Police Department is working in conjunction with the Connecticut Department of Transportation’s Highway Safety Office on this grant-based enforcement campaign.