By Press Release
The Mississippi Highway Patrol issued 4,625 traffic citations and investigated a total of 135 traffic crashes during the three day holiday period. 144 Drunk Drivers were arrested during the period.
There were 5 fatalities recorded during the holiday period. Districts with fatalities were: New Albany, Batesville, Greenwood, Meridain, and Hattisburg.
Overall traffic crashes and enforcement numbers were greatly affected by the severe weather produced by Hurricane Issac, according to the Mississippi Highway Patrol.