In a town of 5,300 people it seems many people in Espanola do a lot of talking on their cell phones while driving. The town`s municipal police force had an undercover cop at several intersections watching for distracted drivers.
In a two-day blitz, the officer nabbed 16 motorists for driving with a hand-held communication device. Each person was dinged with a $490 fine and three demerit points. Also one driver was charged with failing to stop at a red light because he was texting while driving and didn`t notice the stop light.