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First tickets handed out under Iowa's new texting & driving law

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -

The Iowa State Patrol just wrapped up a very busy holiday, one that saw troopers giving out tickets under Iowa's new texting and driving law.

Law enforcement can now pull someone over if they're using their phone for anything other than GPS or to make calls.

The state patrol says since the law kicked in on July 1st, 7 citations and 4 warnings have been given to drivers.

Troopers also say, keep in mind, the holiday weekend had a lot of traffic, crashes and drunk drivers so they dealt with the new texting law when they had time.

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