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Joining Forces event targets distracted drivers

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NORTH LAS VEGAS, NV (FOX5) -

North Las Vegas police officers conducted a traffic safety event at busy intersections throughout the city.

An officer dressed as a homeless man was spotting drivers breaking traffic laws and calling them out to his colleagues to pull over.

"I have had a few donation attempts, I told them, 'It's OK, I'm working undercover,'" Officer Tim Milligan said.

North Las Vegas police were pulling drivers over for many primary offenses including speeding, red light running and for violating the hands-free law.

Some drivers also got ticketed for various secondary violations as well.

"I was seeing a lot of cars with three or four kids in the back with no child safety seats. Some are even waving out the window to me as they go by," Milligan said.

In all, 200 tickets were handed out during the event that ran all Monday afternoon. This was a Joining Forces event and paid for with a traffic safety grant.

According to the Safe Community Partnership, 86 people have died on Clark County roads so far in 2013. That's down from 92 in the same time last year.

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