MHP gears up for New Year’s Eve patrol

MHP gears up for New Year's Eve patrol

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WDAM) - With New Year’s Eve coming up, Mississippi Highway Patrol is preparing to combat drunk driving.

Nearly 30 people die in drunk driving crashes everyday, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

MHP Sgt. Travis Luck said they are ready for anyone who decides to drink and drive.

“They need to be aware that we are out there, and if you are doing the wrong thing, then you will suffer the consequences,” Luck said.

Drinking and driving impacts more people than the person behind the wheel.

“It’s a very selfish move,” Luck said. “You’re not thinking about the people that are out there on the roads, which is a sad thing because you are sharing the roads with other people that are making the right choices.”

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