Distracted driving cases are up in Lexington and the police are doing something about it.
The Lexington Police tell ABC 36 that they are stepping up their initiatives to fight the battle against texting and driving.
The department received a $20,000 grant to help them. Over 500 distracted driving accidents have occurred in the last three months. Starting this week the Lexington Police will give you a hefty fine for texting and driving. For your first offence it will be a $25 dollar fine along with a $143 court costs.
Coming up at 5 and 6 Mark Stitz will give you more information on what the Lexington Police are doing to fight this ongoing battle.