Holiday enforcement period begins Thursday

Published 9:11 am Tuesday, December 29, 2015

The Mississippi Highway Patrol will begin the New Year’s holiday enforcement period Thursday at 6 p.m. and will conclude Friday at midnight.

Troopers will be conducting multiple safety checkpoints statewide in order to remove impaired drivers from the roadways in Mississippi. During the 2014 period, MHP investigated 70 vehicle crashes which included two fatalities.

“We are asking all motorists who are planning to participate in festivities concerning New Year’s Eve  and New Year’s Day to please have designated drivers in place if needed. These responsible decisions ensure safe travel and joyous celebrations for all,” MHP said.