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