MHP Reports 3 Fatalities from Long Holiday

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Jackson, Miss.
The Mississippi Highway Patrol says it worked 129 accidents, including three traffic fatalities, over the holiday weekend.

Patrol spokesman Lt. Johnny Poulos says troopers also wrote 7,380 citations, including 177 DUIs.

The Highway Patrol used about $93,000 of federal grants to put an additional 252 troopers on the road during the Memorial Day holiday period, which began Friday evening and ended at midnight Monday.

Last year, troopers issued 8,367 tickets, investigated 101 crashes and made 246 DUI arrests over the period. There were no deaths investigated by troopers during the 2012 holiday weekend.

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