MHP’s New Year’s enforcement period begins Tuesday

Published 7:46 am Monday, December 30, 2019

The Mississippi Highway Patrol announced Monday it will begin its New Year’s enforcement period Tuesday at 12:01 a.m. The period is part of MHP’s safety initiative “Home for The Holidays.”

The enforcement period ends at midnight Wednesday.

During the 2018 New Year’s period, MHP investigated 92 vehicle crashes including five fatalities on state, federal highways and interstate systems.

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“If plans include alcohol, please designate a sober driver before festivities start,” the agency said in its release. “No one should begin 2020 with being arrested, facing medical bills, legal fees and perhaps losing their job. Responsible decisions ensure safe travel and allows everyone to enjoy time spent with family and friends.: