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MHP begins New Year’s enforcement period

The Mississippi Highway Patrol will begin the New Year’s Enforcement Period today at 6 p.m. and will conclude Monday at midnight.

Troopers will be conducting multiple safety checkpoints at various locations in order to remove impaired drivers from the roadways. The ongoing MHP safety initiative “Making It Home For The Holidays” continues to place emphasis on traffic safety regarding motorists traveling through the holiday season.

During the 2016 period, MHP investigated 94 vehicle crashes including four fatalities on state, federal highways, and interstate systems. If plans include alcohol, please designate a sober driver before festivities start.

No one should begin 2018 with being arrested, facing medical bills, legal fees and perhaps losing their job. Responsible decisions ensure safe travel and allow everyone to enjoy time spent with family and friends.