MHP to start New Year's enforcement period next week

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State troopers are reminding motorists to be careful during the New Year’s holiday.

Posted: Dec. 28, 2018 10:02 AM

JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) - State troopers are reminding motorists to be careful during the New Year’s holiday.

The Mississippi Highway Patrol will begin its New Year’s enforcement period on Monday, Dec. 31 at midnight.

It will conclude at the end of Jan. 1.

During this same period last year, troopers investigated 119 vehicle crashes, including one death.

“If plans include alcohol, please designate a sober driver before festivities start. No one should begin 2019 with being arrested, facing medical bills, legal fees, and perhaps losing their job,” stated Capt. John Poulos.

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