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Nearly 700 tickets were issued in Danbury over eight days to drivers who were seen by police using their cell phone or texting while behind the wheel.  The enhanced texting enforcement campaign was the 3rd in several months held by Danbury Police with the help of a federal grant. 

 

541 tickets were issued to people using their cell phone while driving and officers issued 141 citations for drivers who were texting. 

 

While on patrol, the officers also arrested six people for driving with a suspended license, caught two people with drugs in their cars and found 18 motor vehicles were unregistered.  13 people were cited for not wearing their seatbelts while nine child restraint violations were found. 

 

33 people were given tickets for running stop signs or stop lights.  109 tickets were issued for other traffic violations, with two resulting in misdemeanor arrests.

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