JONES COUNTY, Miss. - This is a press release from the Jones County Sheriff's Department.
During the months of October, November and December, the Jones County Sheriff’s Department’s has provided saturation patrols and safety check points around the county under grants awarded by the Mississippi Office of Highway Safety for DUI Enforcement and Seat Belt/Child Safety Seat Enforcement with impressive results.
The arrest and citation totals for the October/November/December enforcement period are as follows:
DUI Arrests (Alcohol): 12
DUI Assist to Others: 2
Seatbelt Citations: 24
Child Restraint Citations: 17
Suspended Driver’s License: 53
No Driver’s License: 36
No Insurance: 21
Reckless/Careless Driving: 3
Other Traffic Violations: 53
Drug Arrests: 34
Felony Arrests: 5
Fugitives Apprehended: 1
Removing DUI drivers from our roadways has the great potential to decrease fatalities and injuries from vehicle crashes caused by the impaired driver.
Increasing seat belt and child safety seat usage has the great potential to decrease fatalities associated with crashes involving unrestrained drivers, passengers and children.
In addition, these safety checkpoints and saturation patrols have yielded a ton of other citations and arrests especially with drug arrests.
The Jones County Sheriff’s Department is proud to participate in the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Campaign, funded by the Mississippi Office of Highway Safety.
The official holiday period extends through January 1, 2017, but our Department will stay committed to keeping the roadways of Jones County a safe place for all to travel.