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Police crack down on distracted driving

Oregon State Police Lt. Mark Duncan takes down information from a driver who was pulled over for using a cell phone while driving. Duncan's state police troopers spearheaded a one-day distracted driving effort last week. (The Enterprise/Pat Caldwell)

ONTARIO – Driving into Ontario last week, Oregon State Police Lt. Mark Duncan was confident his search for a motorist violating Oregon’s cell phone law was going to be a short one.

He was right.

Less than five minutes after pulling into town in his black patrol car Duncan spotted a woman behind the wheel of a purple van driving on Southeast 5th Avenue talking on her cell phone.

Duncan quickly wheeled his patrol car around and pulled in behind the van.

He turned on his emergency lights.

The car did . . .