December 31, 2009 11:52:00 AM
Law enforcement officials hope to have a slow New Year''s weekend, similar to the Christmas holiday weekend.
Columbus police stayed busy on the roads during the holiday weekend while neighboring communities stayed quiet.
Some agencies will conduct roadblocks on New Year''s Eve and throughout the weekend to check on drivers.
The Starkville Police Department will have checkpoints in place around the city, said SPD Capt. John Thomas.
Oktibbeha County Sheriff''s Department also plans to have checkpoints around the county, weather permitting, said Deputy Clark Bryan.
Clay County Chief Deputy Eddie Scott said Clay County sheriff''s deputies will set up roadblocks this weekend, and the Mississippi Highway Patrol is planning multiple safety checkpoints around the New Year''s holiday.
Columbus Police Department officers responded to 12 accidents, issued 57 citations and made one DUI arrest over the Christmas weekend. No injuries or fatalities were reported from the wrecks.
Starkville and West Point police had an easier time. Starkville police responded to two accidents with no injuries and no DUIs. West Point had no wrecks or DUIs.
The Oktibbeha County Sheriff''s Office attended three wrecks with no injuries and no DUIs.
The Clay County Sheriff''s Office worked four wrecks with no serious injuries and no DUIs.
Information from the Lowndes County sheriff''s offices was unavailable.
Guy commented at 1/1/2010 2:19:00 PM:
Well,nice of the cops to screw up everyone's good time,and scare people into staying home ,I'm sure the bar owners wont mind or people who wont to go out and have a good time.This comment is going make some people upset and take what im saying the wrong way and say stuff like "People like you cause accidents and are a danger to us all" so fire away say what you wont.You have a right to your opinion and so do I!
Rishken commented at 1/1/2010 7:55:00 PM:
I agree with you.It would be more effective to increase patroling the roads instead setting up roadblocks.Roadblocks should be illegal.
andy commented at 1/2/2010 7:26:00 AM:
well if you are going to drink then you should have a desinated driver. when you break the law or you endanger others that is when your rights should stop. the police were hired to enforce the laws, so let them do there job!!!! When there is an accident invoving a drunk driver, the drunk driver verry sealdom has any injuries where the innocent is ussally seberly hurt.
the drunk commented at 1/2/2010 9:51:00 PM:
well andy, to fix everything. eveybody needs to get drunk and run the roads. they can run into each other no one will get hurt and you can stay home and watch the Andy Griffith show.