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MHP says holiday weekend numbers decrease

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

The Fourth of July is officially over and the Mississippi Highway Patrol has a look at how the roads looked during the holiday weekend.

Throughout the holiday period, MHP issued 4333 citations including 125 DUI arrests and investigated 138 traffic crashes involving 2 fatalities statewide.

This was a significant decrease since last year’s Fourth of July weekend 7 fatalities.

Public Safety Commissioner Albert Santa Cruz was very appreciative of the 48 new Troopers added to the ranks for the holiday period. “These additional Troopers not only made a difference from an enforcement aspect, but greatly improved response times regarding traffic crashes,” said Santa Cruz.

Colonel Donnel Berry, Director of MHP expressed similar sentiments by saying, “drivers are more inclined to focus on their driving habits when troopers are seen on a regular basis.

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