MHP Troop J says fatality free weekend in Pine Belt

PINE BELT, Miss. - The Mississippi Highway Patrol (MHP) Troop J said they are thankful there were no fatalities in the Pine Belt region during their holiday patrol.

State Trooper Brent Barfield said the officers did all they could to protect motorists during the holiday travel period.

Troop J issued 643 citations, including 5 DUI arrests. Officers responded to 20 accidents. Out of the 20 accidents 2 are alcohol related. Five out of 20 accidents included injuries.

Barfield said the goal is get drivers to their destination safely even if it means issuing tickets.

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