MHP Increasing Patrol for July 4th

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

The Mississippi Highway Patrol will have an additional 80 state troopers on the roads during the short July 4 holiday.

The holiday period begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday and ends at midnight Wednesday.

Col. Donnell Berry, head of the patrol, says a $30,000 federal grant will pay for the extra troopers.

Berry says last year, one person died on roads and highways patrolled by state troopers.


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  • by CHARLES Location: CLARK COUNTY on Jul 3, 2012 at 06:19 PM
    A GRANT IS STILL TAX PAYER MONEY,(WASTED). THERE IS MORE THAN ENOUGH H.P. ON THE ROAD NOW.
  • by Roger Location: Meridian on Jul 3, 2012 at 12:29 PM
    It is with great pleasure that the State applies greater force to command you, the Citizen to obey thier rules or pay a hefty price.
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