JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Highway Patrol says it wrote 163 DUI citations over the Labor Day holiday weekend and worked 135 accidents, five of them involving fatalities.
Lt. Johnny Poulos, a spokesman for the Highway Patrol, released the figures Tuesday. Poulos said 51 people were injured in the accidents worked by troopers over the holiday period.
Poulos says troopers suspect that alcohol was a factor in five of those collisions.
The enforcement period began Friday at 6 p.m. and ended Monday at midnight.
Troopers tallied 5,995 violations over the period.