Patrol releases holiday data
by Courtney Stevens
Sep 03, 2013 | 2157 views | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Now that Bolivar County residents are getting back into the normal schedule after the holidays, the traffic will possibly calm down.

Over the weekend, the Mississippi Highway Patrol handled 8 collisions in District D, none of those being fatal or alcohol related.

There were also 34 DUIs, 1 felony arrest, 22 seatbelt violations, and 10 child restraint violations.

There were 208 hazard tickets given, which range from speeding tickets to reckless driving, and 204 non-hazard tickets given, which range from not having a driver's license to not having insurance. Troop D had a total of 447 tickets including DUI for the Troop D District.

"The fatalities are right on from last year. We had five fatalities last year and five this year," said Tony Dunn, highway patrol spokesperson.

"Our troop has worked hard all holiday weekend. They worked hand in hand with all law enforcement personnel. It showed because we didn't have any major accidents or fatalities.

"We will still work hard even though it's not a holiday. We encourage everyone to buckle up, drive safe, pay attention, and buckle their kids up because that's our future," said Dunn.