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MHP reports 2 fatal crashes over New Year’s enforcement period

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The Mississippi Highway Patrol (MHP) has officially concluded its New Year’s Holiday Travel Enforcement Period, reporting 8,037 citations issued across the state in four days.

From Friday, December 30 at 6:00 a.m. to midnight on Monday, January 2, the MHP made 164 arrests for impaired driving and investigated 203 crashes.

During that time, 54 injuries were reported, along with two deaths as a result of two fatal crashes. The crashes occurred on Sunday, January 1 in Neshoba County and Monday, January 2 in Yalobusha County. Both incidents are currently being investigated by the MHP.

2021-2022 2022-2023
Total Citations 14,792 8,037
Seatbelt and Child Restraint 1,421 858
DUI’s 279 164
Crashes 178 203
Fatal Crashes 2 2
Fatalities 2 2
Motorist Assist 196 87

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