MHP records 10 deaths during Thanksgiving period

Troopers saw an increase in fatalities during the 2019 Thanksgiving enforcement period.

Posted: Dec 2, 2019 10:53 AM
Updated: Dec 2, 2019 3:07 PM

JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) - State troopers reported 10 deaths during their Thanksgiving holiday enforcement period.

The Mississippi Highway Patrol began its enforcement period on Wednesday, and it concluded on Sunday.

According to MHP, troopers issued 6,824 citations with 95 DUI arrests.

Troopers investigated 185 crashes, which included 49 injuries.

During the 2018 Thanksgiving period, troopers reported five deaths.

According to MHP, this year’s 10 deaths happened in Holmes, Rankin, Sunflower, Humphreys, Simpson, Marshall, Montgomery and Union counties.

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Troopers reported 25 DUI arrests in Troop F, which covers Tishomingo, Alcorn, Tippah, Benton, Prentiss, Union, Pontotoc, Lee and Itawamba counties.

They reported 10 DUI arrests in Troop G, which covers Monroe, Chickasaw, Calhoun, Webster, Clay, Lowndes, Oktibbeha, Choctaw, Winston and Noxubee counties.

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