181 pulled over for texting & driving in Macomb

Posted at 10:39 AM, Apr 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-18 10:39:57-04

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and the Macomb County Sheriff's Office put a focus on distracted driving last week.

According to the sheriff's office, deputies targeted the one mile area on M-59 between Romeo Plank and Garfield from April 8 - April 13. The reason they focused on that location is because there are a high number of crashes there.

In the time period, deputies pulled over 181 people and issued 92 tickets for texting while driving. They also issued other tickets.

"Deputies utilized a 'spotter' and identified drivers that were texting while driving," the office said in a release. "Other deputies, in marked patrol cars then stopped motorists and either gave warnings or issued citations when appropriate."