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MHP Totals For New Year's Holiday

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The Mississippi Highway Patrol numbers for the New Year's holiday are in, and the MHP is saying that this holiday was a success.
The enforcement period began Tuesday, December 31 at 6pm and ended Wednesday, January 1 at Midnight. MHP considers this enforcement a success due to troopers investigating zero fatalities. Officials at the Highway Patrol did notice an increase in child restraint violations and want to stress that there is a responsibility of restraining a child inside a vehicle to ensure their safety.

Hazard                                        1421
Non-Hazard                                1043
DUI                                             78
Drug Arrests                                0
Felony Arrests                             2
Public Drunk                               1
Seat Belt                                      73
Child Restraint                            40

Total Number of Collisions        71
Alcohol Related Collisions         5
Total Fatal Collisions                  0
Total Fatalities                             0
Fatalities Wearing Seatbelts        0
Total Injuries                               27
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