MHP Reports Five Fatalities Statewide

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The Mississippi Highway Patrol reports five fatalities during the Christmas holiday period.

Highway Patrol spokesman Master Sgt. Johnny Poulos says the holiday period began at 6 p.m. Friday and ended at midnight Christmas night.

Poulos says the fatalities were reported in the Jackson, Starkville, Hattiesburg, Meridian and New Albany districts.

Poulos says during the period state troopers investigated 211 accidents across Mississippi, issued 5,601 traffic citations and arrested 111 drunk/impaired drivers.