Sheriff's office issues 8 citations for a suspended license in 3 hours

(KTVL/ Kimberly Kolliner)

It's been a little over two months since the new Oregon cell phone law went into effect.

And the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office has cited dozens already but they've also had other troublesome citations

Deputies spent three hours watching for speed violations yesterday afternoon on North Foothill Road.

They cited three people for speed and two for cell phone use.

What was unexpected, however, was the six citations they issued for driving with a suspended license and two other people they arrested for the same thing on a misdemeanor.

"It's a problem because suspended drivers also tend to not have insurance and if you get into a crash with someone who doesn't have insurance, you're going to end up paying for all of the bills yourself," said Sergeant Julie Denney from the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office.

The sheriffs also made three arrests for a parole violations and possession of methamphetamine.

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