WEST BRIDGEWATER (CBS) – Police are sending a message to drivers and they won’t be sending it via text message.
In fact, that was the whole point of a weekend sting operation targeting drivers who text.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030′s Mark Katic reports
West Bridgewater Police are right off of Route 106 and it’s this road that has seen a lot of accidents over the past few months.
Police decided to set up a four hour sting on Saturday, going after drivers who text and drive. They pulled over 51 drivers texting behind the wheel. Police say they saw a lot more drivers texting, but couldn’t pull them all over because of a lack of manpower.
Lieutenant Victor Flaherty said he heard all sorts of excuses.
“‘I wasn’t texting, I was on Facebook, I was on the internet,’” Flaherty said. “There are no excuses.”
Flaherty says he plans to do the sting once a month.