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MS Highway Patrol pulls in over 1,000 citations for New Year's Eve

The Mississippi State Highway had a busy New Years Eve. Photo by Eddie Robertson The Mississippi State Highway had a busy New Years Eve. Photo by Eddie Robertson
MISSISSIPPI (WDAM) - New Year's Eve is one of the busiest nights of the year for highways and interstates, and a long night for law enforcement, who are out making sure people who are driving, do so responsibly.

Mississippi Highway Patrol was in full force to catch those who were drinking and driving. 

Throughout the state there were over of 1,129 citations, 47 DUI and 33 accidents resulting in 14 injuries. Four of those accidents were alcohol related.

Troop J reported a total of 93 citations, six accidents, two injuries and eight DUI arrests.

Hattiesburg reported two DUI arrests and around 50 citations.

The results will be calculated until midnight Thursday night.

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