MHP wraps up holiday weekend travel enforcement period

Its clear more people were out on the state highways this New Year’s weekend.

Mississippi Highway Patrol is reporting more than double the citations this holiday enforcement period compared to last year.

Highway patrol issued more than 14,000 tickets for the safety campaign that started Thursday and ended at midnight last night.

There were also 279 DUIs on state roads over the past four days.

Here on the Coast, Troop K reported more than 1,900 tickets and 30 DUIs.

Statewide, Mississippi Highway Patrol is reporting two fatalities which occurred in DeSoto and Hinds counties.

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