After several days of a crackdown on drivers using their cell phones behind the wheel, Danbury Police are reporting a significant number of citations issues. In six days of ramped up enforcement, more than 550 tickets were issued to motorists using their cell phone or texting while driving.
Police Chief Al Baker says during this enforcement, three motorists were found with suspended licenses. While on patrol the officers also cited nine drivers for having unregistered vehicles. One drug arrest was also made during that time. Officers also issued 5 citations for child restrain violations.
Several police departments in the Greater Danbury area are participating in the texting ban enforcement program. The fine for cell phone and texting violations start at $150 for a first offense, $300 for a second citation and $500 for each subsequent violation.