Albany County Sheriff announces Operation Hang Up results | News
Results “Operation Hang Up” were announced Thursday by Albany County Sheriff Craig D. Apple Sr. This enforcement crackdown was held the week of April 23 through 27 and was part of a statewide campaign that was organized by New York State Police.
According to the Albany County Sheriff’s Office, 11 municipal police agencies along with the Albany County Sheriff’s Office participated in crackdown. During the crackdown, law enforcement agencies throughout the county were out issuing violators tickets for talking on their cell phones or texting while driving.
The sheriff’s office is reminding motorists that it is illegal to use mobile phones or electronic devices while operating a vehicle and if they are caught doing so, the action could warrant penalties. A conviction could carry three points on a driver’s license and a fine as high as $150.
The crackdown resulted in 230 motorists receiving tickets for allegedly suing their cell phone or texting with it. In addition, officers issued over 300 tickets for a variety of other violations and seven people were arrested for driving while intoxicated.