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Police Crack Down on Distracted Driving

More than 60 people were cited during an operation in San Jacinto on Wednesday. Eleven people were arrested.

More than 60 motorists were ticketed in San Jacinto in a crackdown on distracted drivers that also netted 11 arrests, authorities said Thursday.

Riverside County sheriff's deputies conducted a daylong "Cell Phone Enforcement Operation" Wednesday in multiple locations throughout the city, according to Deputy Curtis Cox.

"The goal of the operation was to ... bring public awareness to the dangers of distracted driving," he said.

According to the deputy, 59 people were cited for using a mobile phone without a hands-free device and six people received citations for texting while driving.

Nine people pulled over during the operation were arrested on suspicion of driving on a suspended license or being an unlicensed operator of a motor vehicle, according to Curtis.

Two arrest warrants also were served.

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