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MHP reports 6 fatal crashes following Thanksgiving enforcement period

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The Mississippi Highway Patrol has concluded its 2022 Thanksgiving enforcement period.

Throughout the duration of the enforcement period, which began on Wednesday and ended Monday morning, the MHP issued over 9,000 citations – including 172 DUI arrests and 645 seatbelt citations. Speeding tickets also accounted for a large portion of the issued citations.

The MHP responded to 212 crashes on state and federal highways and interstates. Six of the crashes were fatal, with three of those coming on Wednesday alone.

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