Marietta police used an interesting tactic Wednesday to catch drivers who may be breaking the hands-free law.
Three Marietta officers dressed as city utility workers fanned out across the intersection of Cobb Parkway and Roswell Road and watched for drivers violating the hands-free law or not wearing their seatbelt.
When they spotted violators, the undercover officers radioed the vehicle descriptions to uniformed officers waiting in nearby parking lots, who then pulled over the vehicles.
Georgia state troopers wrote 29 tickets, and Marietta and Cobb police wrote 141 tickets and made three arrests. Two of the arrests were related to driver’s license issues and one was a person wanted for an earlier crime.
Georgia’s hands-free law went into effect July 1, 2018, and while it got lots of publicity at the time, some drivers may have returned to bad habits.