By Press Release
During the Independence Holiday Enforcement period, the Mississippi Highway Patrol issued 3,227 traffic citations, arrested 95 drunk drivers and made 4 felony arrests, according to Trooper Ray Hall. State Troopers also investigated 47 traffic collisions across the state.
There was one fatal accident which occurred in Madison County. At approximately 3:45, p.m., July 4th, Troopers responded to the fatal accident on Highway 43 near Camden. It appears Edward Bradford III, 56, of Canton, was traveling south on MS 43, when h apparently lost control of the 2003 Ford Windstar Van he was driving. The vehicle left the roadway, overturned, and collided into a pole. Bradford received fatal injuries from the crash.
Specifically, in Troop F (New Albany) – Troopers issued 279 traffic citations and made 11 DUI arrest.
There was one felony drug arrest made in Lee County during the Holiday period.
Shawn M Brown, 38, of Booneville, was arrested at approximately 7:30 p.m., July 3rd, on US 45 near Barnes Crossing Mall for possession of Marijuana with intent to distribute. Brown was stopped for a traffic violation and after a brief investigation over ½ lb of marijuana was discovered along with drug paraphernalia in his vehicle. He is in the Lee County Jail awaiting bond.
The Holiday period began Wednesday, July 3rd and ended at mid-night on July 4th.