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More than 1,600 Minnesotans stopped for violating hands-free law

ST. PAUL, MN — The Minnesota State Patrol says they have stopped more than 1,600 motorists between August 1 – 24 for violating the hands-free cell phone law.

Authorities say so far, 952 males have been stopped, with 650 females being stopped.

The largest amount of violations were in the 20 – 29 year old age group, with 472.

The second highest amount of violators was the 30 – 39 year old age group, with 424.

Ninety-five people under the age of 20 were stopped for violating.

The hands free law went into effect August 1, and officers wrote 678 citations during the first week of the hands-free law.

Krystal Frasier

Social Media and Digital Content Manager

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