GLENDALE — Police stopped 70 motorists for allegedly using a hand-held cell phone Saturday while driving in the city, officials said.
The grant-funded enforcement operation was part of a larger effort at tamping down on the number of distracted drivers, Glendale Police Sgt. Dennis Smith said. In most cases, motorists stopped during the operation were found to be talking on a hand-held cell phone while driving, he said.
“We want to change the mindset of people in our city,” Smith said.
Six police officers also cited two drivers on suspicion of driving without a valid license, a motorist on suspicion of failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk and another was cited in connection with operating an unsafe vehicle, Smith said. Two vehicles were impounded during the operation.