BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) _ Bismarck police say they issued 31
citations during a texting-and-driving enforcement blitz for some
downright disturbing driving behavior. Officers say they followed
one woman for 15 blocks while she drove with her knees and typed
out texts with both hands.
Plainclothes officers worked from unmarked, high-profile vehicles
during the ``texting sting'' Tuesday and Wednesday. Lt. Steve Kilde
tells the newspaper that those ticketed ``were so brazen about it,
it wasn't even funny.''
Before the two-day sting, Bismarck police had issued 39 texting
tickets since Jan. 1. The city outlawed texting behind the wheel
two years ago; the North Dakota Legislature followed suit in August
Deputy Chief Randy Ziegler says the citations should be a
``wake-up call'' to residents.