BILOXI, Miss. (WTVA) -- State troopers deal with dozens of accidents, arrests and several fatalities over the long New Year holiday weekend.
From Friday, December 28 through Tuesday, January 1, Mississippi Highway Patrol troopers in the WTVA viewing area investigated 53 accidents, including four alcohol-related crashes.
One of those accidents resulted in one death, and there was a total of eleven injuries.
Also in the WTVA viewing area, troopers made 43 DUI arrests.
Statewide, over the five day period, state troopers investigated 198 collisions, with seven of those involving alcohol. There was a total of 48 people injured and four deaths across the state.
Troopers also made 162 DUI arrests statewide, during the enforcement period.