Law enforcement officers do safety checkpoints to ensure safe holiday driving

Members of law enforcement were out on Memorial Day to make sure everyone stayed safe while traveling.

Posted: May 27, 2019 6:50 PM
Updated: May 28, 2019 9:09 AM

STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) - Members of law enforcement were out on Memorial Day to make sure everyone stayed safe while traveling.

Starkville Police Chief Frank Nichols said DUI arrests increase during the holidays, especially on a day like Memorial Day when people are barbecuing and drinking.

He said extra officers were patrolling the streets and doing safety checkpoints in the city throughout the day.

The Starkville Police Department and the Mississippi Highway Patrol partnered to do safety checkpoints on the highways too, Nichols said.

If anyone drinks alcohol, make sure to have a designated driver.

Nichols also said everyone inside a vehicle should always wear a seatbelt and children should ride in a child restraint seat.

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