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MHP reports 7 fatal crashes over Christmas enforcement period

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The Mississippi Highway Patrol has concluded its 2022 Christmas travel enforcement period.

MHP issued 5,924 citations as well as 80 DUI arrests and 160 crashes across the state, down from 6,520 citations, 146 DUIs, and 174 crashes during the 2021 enforcement period.

The 2022 Christmas enforcement period experienced an increase in statewide fatal crashes compared to the total that occurred during last year’s period. MHP confirmed seven fatal crashes, two of which took place on Christmas day.

The New Years’ travel enforcement period will begin Friday, December 30 at 6 a.m. and will conclude at midnight on January 2.

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