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Highway Patrol begins NYE enforcement period

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As you get set to ring in the New Year, the Mississippi Highway Patrol is urging you to make smart choices on the roads.

Just as they were on Christmas, all available troopers will be stationed on state and federal highways to keep an eye out for speeders, distracted drivers and especially impaired drivers.

With plenty of parties taking place tonight, the Highway Patrol wants to remind you that you need to have a sober designated driver picked ahead of time if you plan on drinking.

The Highway Patrol wants you to make smart choices to help start 2019 off right.

“No one should begin 2019 with being arrested, facing medical bills, legal fees, and perhaps losing their job. Responsible decisions ensure safe travel and allows everyone to enjoy time spent with family and friends.”

The enforcement period began this morning, and it will run through Tuesday night at midnight.

Last year, the MHP investigated 120 crashes with 1 fatality during their NYE enforcement period.

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