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Lodi police cite 52 people Monday for cellphone use while driving

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Lodi police cited 52 people during an eight-hour period on Monday for either talking or texting on their cellphone while driving, according to police Sgt. David Griffin.

Thirty-seven law enforcement agencies, including the Lodi and Galt police departments, are having special enforcement days during the holiday season to enforce a state law prohibiting the use of a hand-held cellphone or texting while driving.

Officers will be out in force through Dec. 9 to issue tickets to drivers using a hand-held phone or texting. Drivers violating the cellphone law will receive a first-time ticket costing a minimum of $159, with a second offense costing $279.

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