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Police on the lookout for distracted drivers in Brandon last month managed to issue nearly 200 tickets in a series of targeted checkstops, with more than a third of them for using a cell phone while behind the wheel.
Brandon police said Monday that they wrote 191 tickets at the month's worth of checkstops. Of those 67 were for cell phone use, and antoher 43 were for not having proper insurance or licensing.
The remain tickets ran the gamut for Highway Traffic Act offences.
Police also laid two criminal charges stemming from the traffic stops, managed to execute an arrest warrant, and laid one 24-hour driving suspension.
Elsewhere in the city, another 28 distracted driving tickets were laid by general patrol and traffic unit officers during the month — that's a total of 95 tickets related to cell phone use while driving during the month of April.
Police say that the percentage of cell phone tickets written this year is about the same as last year.