Local law enforcement releases holiday stats

Over the holidays, local law enforcement officers were busy.

The Mississippi Highway Patrol reported 39 accidents on Interstates since Wednesday night, one involving alcohol.

Hattiesburg Police said in a 24-hour period officers issued 224 traffic citations and arrested eight people for driving under the influence.

They seized more than $11,000 in cash associated with drug activity, seized $15,000 worth of crack cocaine cookies, and seized $20,000 worth of electric equipment from suspected drug sites.

HPD reports no DUI accidents and no serious crimes committed on New Year's Eve.