Holiday traffic in Mississippi

The Mississippi Highway Patrol says it has all available troopers working during the Fourth of July.

The two-day enforcement period is today and Wednesday. Patrol spokesman Chase Elkins says checkpoints are being set up to find drivers who are impaired by drugs or alcohol.

He also wants drivers to keep in mind of the new left lane law and the move over law, if you see a vehicle on the side of the road with their emergency lights on, move to the other lane and reduce your speed.

During the 2017 Fourth of July enforcement period, the patrol investigated 183 crashes with three fatalities. Officers made 100 DUI arrests on state and federal highways.

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