JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) - State troopers investigated 158 motor vehicle crashes and reported 27 injuries and three fatalities during the Mississippi Highway Patrol’s (MHP) New Year’s holiday enforcement period.
MHP began the enforcement period on Thursday, Dec. 31, and the period ended Sunday, Jan. 3.
During this period, MHP used all available troopers to combat reckless driving and remove impaired drivers from state, federal highways and interstates systems.
Troopers issued 6,306 citations and made 184 DUI arrests during the holiday period.