Police: New law tough to enforce; few tickets issued

The officer knew something was distracting the other driver when she sped right past his police car.

Greenwood Police assistant chief Matt Fillenwarth did not see the woman texting but was confident she had to be distracted by something to drive by a police car that quickly. When he walked up to the vehicle, he saw a small post-it note stuck on the dashboard: a reminder not to send text messages while behind the wheel.

But since he hadn’t seen her texting, Fillenwarth had no grounds to give her a ticket and instead wrote her a warning for speeding.

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