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MHP numbers show quiet weekend in Golden Triangle

 

Criss Turnipseed

Criss Turnipseed

 

 

Dispatch Staff Report

 

 

Mississippi Highway Patrol responded to eight vehicle accidents, with no fatalities, in Troop G over the New Year's holiday weekend, according to troop Master Sgt. Criss Turnipseed. 

 

None of the accidents appeared to be alcohol related, Turnipseed said, officers in Troop G arrested made nine arrests in separate incidents for misdemeanor driving under the influence during the holiday weekend, which began at 6 p.m. Friday and lasted through midnight Monday. 

 

In addition to DUIs, officers wrote tickets for 34 seat belt violations, two child restraint violations and assisted 12 motorists. 

 

Troop G includes the Golden Triangle and surrounding counties. 

 

Statewide, MHP investigated 119 collisions, six of which were alcohol related. One wreck resulted in a fatality.

 

 

 

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