HILLSBORO, Ore -- Traffic detail is an unusual assignment for Det. Lisa Erickson. She is a school resource officer by day, but on Tuesday she helped with a distracted driving sting.
"Anytime something like that (distracted driving) is happening it can be unsafe in the car," said Erickson.
The sting worked like a well oiled machine. A spotter would look for distracted drivers. He then radioed to Erickson and the others who made the traffic stops.
"I saw folks talking on their cell phones ... a little bit of everything," said Erickson.
Take driver Jay Polizzi for instance. Erickson spotted him on his cell phone as he pulled out of a store parking lot. In the end she gave him a warning.
"I so seldom do it," said Polizzi. "My other car has a blue tooth built into the system ... this truck I never ever drive and half a block I got caught."
Several others met the same fate.
Officers made more than two dozen stops, 15 of the stops were for distracted driving with cell phones.
"I'm guilty like a lot of people are," said Polizzi. "It's a good law to have in place."