MHP releases final Christmas patrol traffic numbers

MHP releases final Christmas patrol traffic numbers
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PINE BELT (WDAM) - Mississippi Highway Patrolmen spent their holiday making sure that Pine Belt motorists were safe while traveling.

According to Troop J Public Information Officer Brent Barfield, there were 643 citations written in the Pine Belt during the holiday patrol period.

Here is a breakdown of those citations:

  • three seat belt citations
  • one child restraint citations
  • five DUI citations

Troopers also responded to 20 accidents, two which were alcohol related.

There were also five injuries resulting from those accidents, but none were fatal.

Troop J will be back on the highways for New Years patrols beginning 6 p.m. Saturday Dec, 31. The patrol period will run through midnight on Sunday night January 1, 2017.