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.