MVPD Release Results From Distracted Driver Patrols

(MT. VERNON, IL) — Last week, the Mt Vernon Police Department teamed up with law enforcement agencies across Illinois to enforce distracted driver laws. Officers took part in specialized patrols looking for the violations. According to a release on the Mt. Vernon Police Department’s Facebook page, officers issued 75 warnings for unlawful use of electronic devices, 31 citations for unlawful use of electronic devices, 31 warnings for other vehicle code violations, and 32 citations for other vehicle code violations. They indicated that they will continue to conduct details for these violations.