STATE WIDE (WLBT)- Good news for the state of Mississippi. In the past several years, DUI arrests have sky-rocketed which has led to the lowest number of drunk driving related deaths in decades.
The Mississippi Highway Patrol attributes the surge in DUI- arrests to law enforcement agencies all over the state becoming more involved.
Public safety commissioner Steve Simpson says MHP has "blitz periods" during the holidays aimed at reducing alcohol-related accidents. Also, Mississippi seat belt usage is at its highest ever at 81-percent, slightly lower than the national average of 84-percent.
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