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Published August 08, 2012, 06:39 PM

Fargo police cracking down on texting and driving

Fargo, N.D. (WDAY TV) - Here's a new sting by Fargo police. They've been cracking down on texting and driving.

By: Becky Parker, WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Fargo, N.D. (WDAY TV) - Here's a new sting by Fargo police. They've been cracking down on texting and driving.

In a two day sting, police ticketed 17 drivers.

Off-duty officers worked overtime Monday and Tuesday to concentrate on distracted driving enforcement.

It was the first sting for texting in the area.

Lieutenant Joel Vettel says stings like this do more than educate just the drivers who are cited.

Lt. Joel Vettel, Fargo Police Department: “Really it's the understanding that we get from the promotion of this type of activity and how it starts that conversation with everyone. And hopefully people recognize that it can be extremely dangerous.>

A texting and driving fine in Fargo is 100-dollars.

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