JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Drivers in Jackson lined up to receive free gas on Tuesday, December 14.
99 Jams WJMI and the law firm Kanner & Pintaluga hosted the free gas giveaway at the Pilot gas station on South Gallatin Street off of I-20.
While people were excited for the free gas, many said they don’t plan to use it to take any special road trips.
“I mean, we got money to pay for it, but we’re still going to get the free gas because it’s free. I’m probably going to ride the city and burn it back out,” said one person.
The last free gas giveaway happened at the Kroger on I-55 in October 2021. Traffic was backed up at the time, but police said they were more equipped for the crowd this time.
“It was kind of chaotic. We ran into a lot of problems, but we made sure we were prepared this time. We’ve got plenty of police presence. We’ve got traffic, everything is running smooth,” said Commander Barry Hale with the Jackson Police Department.
The next gas giveaway has not been scheduled at this time.