The Mississippi Highway Patrol will begin the 2015 Thanksgiving Holiday Travel enforcement period today, November 25 at 6 p.m. and will conclude Sunday, November 29 at midnight.
Captain Johnny Poulos, director of public affairs division, said, “During this highly traveled period, troopers will be assigned to interstate and highway system in order to combat careless and reckless driving along with speeding and distracted driving issues. Troopers will be conducting safety checkpoints as well in order to enforce child restraint and seatbelt laws while also removing impaired drivers.”
According to Captain Poulos, MHP investigated 179 crashes including three fatalities last year during the Thanksgiving enforcement period.
Oxford police responded to the following incidents: five suspicious activities, three alarms, two disturbances, a civil matter, a careless driving, a shoplifting, a grand larceny, an obstruction of traffic, a counterfeit currency, a false pretense and a welfare concern.
Oxford police investigated seven wrecks, issued 48 traffic citations and made four arrests on the following charges:
(2) Warrants served
Speeding, suspended driver’s license, no seatbelt and no insurance
University police responded to the following incidents: (3) vehicle stops and a traffic detail on Chucky Mullins Drive.
Oxford Fire Department recieved no emergency calls yesterday.
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