No highway fatalities over holiday

TUPELO – The Mississippi Highway Patrol reported only 22 car-crash related injuries and no fatalities on Mississippi’s highways during holiday travel Wednesday and Thursday.

In Troop F (Benton, Tippah, Alcorn, Tishomingo, Prentiss, Itawamba, Lee, Pontotoc and Union counties), three car crashes resulted in one injury. In the same region and enforcement period, two felony arrests and three DUI arrests were made and 427 citations written. Of those, 30 were for seat belt violations.

In Troop G (Calhoun, Chickasaw, Monroe, Webster, Oktibbeha, Lowndes, Winston, Choctaw and Noxubee counties), six crashes resulted in one injury. In the same enforcement area, 297 citations were written, 12 for seat belt violations. No felony or DUI arrests were made.