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Council proceeds with texting ban

Posted: Wednesday, Nov 21st, 2012

Councilors Tom Bezdichek, John Kubal and Keith Corbett (from left to right) listen intently to Brookings Police Chief Jeff Miller as he testifies at Tuesday’s council study session. The topic was texting while driving, and the chief told councilors he supports an ordinance banning the practice. Photo by Ken Curley/Register

• Not guaranteed, but council will put proposed ordinance to a vote

BROOKINGS – Police Chief Jeff Miller this week threw his considerable weight behind a proposed ordinance that would ban texting while driving in Brookings.

“I’d rather have something in place rather than wait for another tragedy to happen in Brookings,” Miller told the Brookings City Council Tuesday.

The chief’s comments were delivered as part of the council’s regular monthly study session, during which the board takes an in-depth look at current city issues.

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