MHP reports 16 area DUIs during holiday weekend

January 2, 2013 9:20:45 AM



Over the New Year's holiday, 16 people were arrested for DUI by the Mississippi Highway Patrol Troop G, a region that includes Lowndes, Oktibbeha, Noxubee, Monroe and Clay counties. 


MHP also issued 500 citations and worked 25 accidents including one fatality in Winston County, which is also included in Troop G.  


Corporal Criss Turnipseed, Troop G Public Affairs Officer, said the highway patrol is dedicated to keeping the highway safe. 


"Our troopers are and will continue to work hard to provide Mississippians with safe travel," he said.  


Statewide, 162 DUIs and 6,457 citations were issued by the MHP. There were 198 accidents reported, including four fatalities.