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* Belmont Police Arrest Two Drivers When Stopped For Chatting on Their Phones

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Two drivers who were stopped by Belmont police officers for talking on their cellphones were arrested for other violations. One of the drivers was arrested for driving on a suspended driver’s license and outstanding warrants and another driver was arrested for possession of narcotics, Belmont police announced today. The arrests happened in April when the Belmont Police Department joined hundreds of other agencies to conduct zero tolerance enforcements during the first statewide Distracted Driving Awareness Campaign. Officers in Belmont issued 99 citations for distracted driving during the campaign – 78 cellphone citations, 16 texting citations and five other citations.

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