The Mississippi Highway Patrol will begin the New Year’s Enforcement Period on Friday, December 29 at 6 p.m. and will conclude Monday, January 1 at midnight.
Troopers will be conducting multiple safety checkpoints at various locations in order to remove impaired drivers from the roadways. The ongoing MHP safety initiative “Making it Home For the Holidays” continues to place emphasis on traffic safety regarding motorists traveling through the holiday season.
Captain Johnny Poulos with the MHP said that during the 2016 period, MHP investigated 94 vehicle crashes including 4 fatalities on state, federal highways, and interstate systems.
“If plans include alcohol, please designate a sober driver before festivities start,” Poulos said. “No one should begin 2018 with being arrested, facing medical bills, legal fees, and perhaps losing their job. Responsible decisions ensure safe travel and allow us to enjoy time spent with family and friends.”
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