MHP 3-day enforcement results in 91 arrests, 1,474 citations

Published 5:00 pm Monday, March 8, 2021

Mississippi Highway Patrol Troopers in District 9 Troop M conducted a three-day enforcement detail Friday, Feb. 26, through Sunday, Feb. 28.

The MHP Driving Requires Initiative Values and Education campaign will continue throughout the year.

During the DRIVE enforcement in Troop M, Troopers issued 1,474 citations — 121 seatbelt citations, 60 child restraint citations and 1,293 other citations — and made 91 arrests — 56 for DUIs, 29 for drug-related charges and six felony arrests.

“The Mississippi Highway Patrol will continue to conduct statewide visibility and enforcement details in conjunction with the DRIVE safety initiative,” said MHP Deputy Director Lt. Col. Malachi Sanders. “We will concentrate on combating the increasingly large number of vehicle fatalities while working with other law enforcement agencies across the state to minimize vehicle crashes.”

Mississippi has consistently ranked in the top five nationwide regarding teen fatalities, according to Highway Patrol statistics. The MHP Public Affairs Division will present the DRIVE program to local schools, colleges, churches and civic organizations to emphasize safe driving and reduce fatalities.