MARIETTA, Georgia — Editor's Note: The above photo is a file photo of construction workers.
Police in Georgia posed as city utility workers to catch more than 100 drivers texting or holding cell phones while driving this week.
According to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, three Marietta officers dressed up and fanned out across an intersection, then radioed violators' descriptions to uniformed cops waiting nearby. The officers in uniform then stopped the drivers.
The Marietta Daily Journal reports most drivers never even noticed the officers in disguise.
State troopers and county law enforcement officers were also involved. In all, authorities say 170 tickets were handed out.
The AJC reports three people got arrested, although not for phone use. Two of them reportedly had driver's license problems, while the other was wanted for a previous crime.
Georgia's hands-free law took effect last year. Back in May, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill to make texting and driving a primary offense in the Sunshine State.
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