MHP beefing up holiday patrols

MHP beefing up holiday patrols
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HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - The Mississippi Highway Patrol will have extra troopers on duty this Thanksgiving weekend, keeping the roadways safe for holiday travelers.

Troop J, headquartered in Hattiesburg, will have two federally-funded shifts, day shift and night shift, during the holiday period, according to Mississippi Highway Patrol Public Information Officer Brent Barfield.

The patrol begins Wednesday and runs through Sunday at midnight.

Troopers will be working some safety checkpoints, looking for impaired drivers and making sure motorists are using seat belts.