PINE BELT (WDAM) - It has been a busy Memorial Day Holiday for The Mississippi Highway Patrol.
Public Information Officer for MHP's Troop J Brent Barfield reported many infractions over the three-day weekend.
On Friday, there were a total of 209 citations. There were 105 hazardous citations, and 69 that were non-hazardous. Two citations on Friday were DUI arrests, and there were a total of four accidents. One of those wrecks resulted in two fatalities in Lamar County, and there were two other injuries from a separate accident.
On Saturday, there were 81 hazardous citations and 58 non-hazardous citations. There were 15 DUI arrests and nine car accidents that resulted in four injuries. There were a total of 187 citations issued on Saturday.
On Sunday there were 207 citations issued to Pine Belt drivers. There were 113 hazardous citations, and 54 non-hazardous citations. There were no DUI arrests, but there were 37 seat belt violations, three of those involved child restraint citations. There was one accident that resulted in an injury.
Barfield stressed that the holiday patrol was not over, and patrolmen would be on the streets until midnight Monday.