Alabama texting and driving

News
4:37 pm
Wed April 15, 2015

Hubbard back in court, Alabama Senate approves education Bill, "You Drive, You Text, You Pay"

Indicted House Speaker Mike Hubbard is back in court for another hearing ahead of his fall trial on felony ethics charges.

Lee County Circuit Judge Jacob Walker heard arguments and testimony today on various motions in the case.

Hubbard's defense team wants to dismiss the case. They argue there was prosecutorial misconduct. They also believe Attorney General Luther Strange did not have the authority to select an acting attorney general when he stepped aside from the case.

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Arts & Life
8:14 am
Wed December 26, 2012

State Troopers Issue 59 Texting Citations in 2012

Alabama state police say they've issued 59 citations for texting-while-driving since a ban went into effect Aug. 1.

The Montgomery Advertiser reported the year-to-date numbers (http://on.mgmadv.com/RS0lnK ).

Alabama State Patrol officials say they issued the 59 citations, and they've only heard of seven citations being written by other law enforcement agencies in the state.

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Politics & Government
8:41 am
Thu September 27, 2012

Few Violators Nabbed for Texting and Driving

Chris Usher/Time Magazine time.com

Law officers in some eastern Alabama jurisdictions have yet to issue any citations under the state's new law banning texting and driving.

The law went into effect on Aug. 1.

The Anniston Star reports (http://bit.ly/Rkz1er) that the Anniston, Jacksonville and Oxford police departments and the Calhoun County Sheriff's Office all said they've issued no citations for the offense.