Bend Police issued more than 100 citations for driving offenses during a five-day crackdown on distracted driving last month.

The department spent about 60 hours from April 21 to 25 enforcing distracted driving, funded by a grant from the Oregon Department of Transportation, according to Bend Police Lt. Clint Burleigh.

In total, the department issued 113 citations and 56 warnings. Unlawful use of a mobile communication device accounted for the majority of the citations, 72, with an additional 15 warnings for the offense.

The department partnered with Bend-La Pine Schools, the Bend Fire Department and several other city departments to educate the public about the risks of distracted driving, Burleigh wrote in a news release Wednesday.

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