PINE BELT, Miss. (WDAM) – Mississippi Freeway Patrol has launched a report from its 2021 Christmas Vacation Enforcement Interval.
Cpl. Calvin Robertson mentioned a number of of the classes have elevated in quantity from final yr. He added it’s laborious to foretell what is going to occur on the roads throughout heavy vacation site visitors, however this yr doubtless extra folks had been touring in comparison with 2020.
“As we predicted, we had been going to have a better variety of automobiles. We had a better variety of troopers out this yr too. We had an operation plan in place. We focused areas which have excessive crash charges, areas we now have a variety of complaints with rushing, so a few of these numbers shall be in correlation to that,” mentioned Robertson.
The enforcement interval lasted from 6 a.m. on Dec. 23 by way of midnight on Dec. 26.
- Citations – 6,520
- Seatbelt and Youngster Restraint –589
- DUIs – 146
- Crashes – 174
- Deadly Crashes – 1
- Fatalities – 1
- Motorist Help – 96
The deadly crash occurred in Jasper County on Saturday, Dec. 25, 2021, at roughly 6:36 a.m.
Based on the report:
The Mississippi Freeway Patrol responded to a deadly crash on Freeway 503 in Jasper County. A 2017 Nissan Altima pushed by 24-year-old Darion Milsap of Vossburg, MS, traveled north on Freeway 503 when the car misplaced management and hit a tree. Mr. Milsap acquired deadly accidents from the crash and was pronounced useless on the scene. This crash stays underneath investigation by the Mississippi Freeway Patrol.
Robertson says simply because the Christmas enforcement is over, folks ought to at all times be targeted on secure driving when behind the wheel.
“We simply bought out of the Christmas Vacation journey and right here this weekend we’re going to be shifting proper into the New 12 months’s journey, so we’re nonetheless pushing out a message to drivers that’s ‘Hey, watch out what you’re doing. Take note of the roadway and the place you’re going and what’s in entrance of you. We at all times speak in regards to the deadly 4. Watch your pace limits, ensure you buckle up, don’t drink and drive, and don’t drive impaired,” says Robertson.
For reference, listed here are the Christmas Vacation Enforcement Totals for 2020.
- Citations – 5,397
- Seatbelt and Youngster Restraint – 342
- DUI’s – 130
- Crashes – 201
- Deadly Crashes – 3
- Fatalities – 4
- Motorist Help – 77
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