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Natchez Trace rangers tow 28 vehicles during checkpoint

A viewer provided a picture of the checkpoint rangers conducted Thursday on the Natchez Trace Parkway in south Lee County

Rangers on the Natchez Trace Parkway took a hard line toward some drivers who didn't have a driver's license or proof of insurance.

Posted: Dec. 13, 2018 7:07 PM
Updated: Dec. 14, 2018 9:13 AM

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - Rangers on the Natchez Trace Parkway took a hard line toward some drivers who didn't have a driver's license or proof of insurance.

They arranged for 28 vehicles to be towed during a four-hour checkpoint in the south part of Lee County.

Chief Ranger Sarah Davis says most of the drivers left without a vehicle had no license or couldn't prove the vehicle was insured.

Law enforcement officers usually will write a ticket for such an offense.

However, Davis says her rangers took such a tough stance because there is a correlation between fatal accidents and drivers who commit those crimes.

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