New Year’s holiday travel summary from Mississippi Highway Patrol

Published 2:06 pm Wednesday, January 3, 2024

The Mississippi Highway Patrol New Year’s Holiday Period concluded Monday, Jan. 1, at midnight.

The period began on Saturday, Dec. 30, at 6 a.m.

Mississippi Highway Patrol issued 4.865 citations, made 77 arrests for impaired driving, and investigated 119 crashes resulting in 21 injuries, with one fatal crash and one death.

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The deadly crash occurred in Hancock County.