Snoozing driver takes out Forrest sign

Officials with the Forrest County Multipurpose Center are going to need a new sign along Highway 49 after a vehicle plowed through the existing one this past weekend.

Officials say that at approximately 6:45 Sunday morning, an unidentified man fell asleep behind the wheel of his vehicle, ran off the highway, ripped through the road sign and then ran over the center's fence.

Hattiesburg police say the driver was a native of Hattiesburg, not intoxicated, and only suffered minor injuries.