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MDWFP officers issued 386 citations during 'Operation Dry Water Weekend'

Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks

Conservation officers issued almost 400 citations during the July 4 holiday and weekend.

Posted: Jul 10, 2019 4:06 PM

JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) - Conservation officers issued almost 400 citations during the July 4 holiday and weekend.

The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks issued a total of 386 citations during the 2019 Operation Dry Water Weekend.

The weekend enforcement period began on July 4 and ended Sunday night.

The goal of the enforcement period was to reduce the number of alcohol and drug-related accidents and fatalities on public waters.

Officers issued 35 citations for alcohol and drug-related offenses and 11 citations for boating under the influence (BUI).

Officers made approximately 2,000 safety checks on vessels that were on Mississippi’s public waters.

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