cloudy
Monday August 3rd, 2015 7:29PM

Gwinnett leads in texting/driving citations

By The Associated Press
ATLANTA - Gwinnett County is responsible for more than half of the convictions for violations of law that bans texting while driving.

Department of Driver Services spokeswoman Susan Sports reports that by Sept. 1 there had been 3,062 convictions since the law was enacted on July 1, 2010.

Gwinnett accounts for 1,822 of those, nearly 60-percent.

There have been far fewer convictions in other nearby counties. DeKalb County has seen 29, Clayton has had 43, and Fulton has had 100.

Gwinnett police Officer Jesse Myers has been a major factor in the county's high number of texting while driving convictions. He has written nearly 800 citations so far this year.

Police officials say enforcing the texting law has been tough.
© Copyright 2015 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Ethics laws set to take effect Jan. 1 in Georgia
After dominating much of the legislative session, a set of major ethics reforms is scheduled to take effect Jan. 1.
7:04PM ( 1 year ago )
Sex offender held in Hall County for failing to register
A 47-year-old man was booked into the Hall County Jail Tuesday, being held without bond for allegedly failing to register as a sex offender, his second such arrest.
6:09PM ( 1 year ago )
Pharmacy robberies may involve same suspect
Oakwood Police Tuesday afternoon released details in a pharmacy robbery they're investigating, similar to one that happened in the Hall County Tuesday morning.
5:46PM ( 1 year ago )
Local/State News
Delta says it's banning shipment of hunting 'trophies'
Delta Air Lines had a major change of heart about shipping hunting trophies, announcing Monday afternoon that it would no longer accept lion, leopard, elephant, rhinoceros and buffalo trophies.
6:34PM ( 55 minutes ago )
Former President Jimmy Carter undergoes liver operation
ATLANTA (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter is expected to make a full recovery after having an operation Monday to remove a small mass in his liver, according to a spokeswoman.Carter Center spokeswo...
5:11PM ( 2 hours ago )
Men charged with rape, false imprisonment near Homer
The Banks County Sheriff's Office has charged three men with rape in connection with an incident that occurred July 28 on Union Hill Road near Homer.
2:00PM ( 5 hours ago )
Auburn man charged in fatal hit-and-run in Buford
An Auburn man faces charges in connection with a fatal hit-and-run accident that killed 24-year-old motorcyclist Scott Mosely.
12:54PM ( 6 hours ago )
Car crashes into Lawrenceville business; driver seriously injured
One person is listed in serious condition after crashing a car through the front of a picture framing business in Lawrenceville Monday morning.
12:33PM ( 6 hours ago )