Police Use Officer Disguised As Homeless Man To Catch Drivers Texting Behind The Wheel

BETHESDA, Md. – Montgomery County Police are using an interesting method to catch drivers they suspect of texting while behind the wheel.

The department placed an officer, disguised as a homeless man, at the intersection of River Road and Goldsboro Road in Bethesda. The officer, equipped with a wireless microphone, held a sign that read, “I am not homeless. I am a Montgomery County Police Officer looking for cell phone texting violations.”What do you think?

When drivers pulled out their phones to text while waiting at the stop light, the disguised officer called to uniformed officers waiting nearby.

Earlier this week, police held a sting operation aimed at catching drivers who didn’t stop for school buses.

This came after Montgomery County police released a video of a school bus coming to a stop on River Road in Bethesda with its flashing lights and stop arm activated where most drivers on both sides of the road just kept on going.

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