Monday, July 6, 2015

MHP : 125 DUI arrests during holiday weekend.

The Mississippi Highway Patrol issued the following statement:

The Mississippi Highway Patrol concluded the 2015 Fourth of July Holiday Enforcement Period Sunday at midnight. Throughout the period which began Friday, MHP issued 4333 citations including 125 DUI arrests and investigated 138 traffic crashes involving 2 fatalities statewide. This was a substantial decrease in fatalities due to the fact of 7 being recorded for the 2014 Fourth of July period. Public Safety Commissioner Albert Santa Cruz was very appreciative of the 48 new Troopers added to the ranks for the holiday period. “These additional Troopers not only made a difference from an enforcement aspect, but greatly improved response times regarding traffic crashes. This was a huge asset taking into account the number of crashes investigated and the inclement weather experienced across the state” said Santa Cruz. Director of MHP, Colonel Donnel Berry, shared similar sentiments. “Visibility of Troopers patrolling the roadways in Mississippi plays a huge role in traffic safety. Drivers are more inclined to focus on their driving habits when Troopers are seen on a regular basis” said Berry.

Information regarding the fatalities are as follows:

On Saturday July 4, Loreal Carter, 27 years of age from Dekalb, MS, was driving a 1997 Chevrolet passenger car eastbound on Highway 16 in Kemper County. Vehicle left the roadway and collided with tree. She was pronounced at the scene and the accident is still under investigation.

On Sunday July 5, Amanda Ramshur, 26 years of age from Biloxi, MS, was driving a 2006 Toyota SUV northbound on Highway 57 in George County. Vehicle left the roadway, entered Black Creek and was submerged in approximately 25 feet of water. She was pronounced at scene and the accident is still under investigation.

You will also find attached a spreadsheet with totals from each district statewide. Thanks for what you do and if you have any questions regarding the numbers please let me know.


Anonymous said...

How many MHP officers seduced a trucker over the weekend?

How many raped a teenage girl in the car?

Do they keep statistics of these numbers as well?

Anonymous said...

How many moronic idiots are out there like 10:51?

Do they keep statistics of these numbers?

Anonymous said...

10:51 you are a dolt. every organization is going to have a few bad apples. if you want to take issue with MHP, its biggest fault is a bureaucratic command structure. troopers actually on the road are performing a huge public service for very limited compensation and benefits. they deserve our support and respect. I hope you don't suffer a serious motor vehicle accident on our highways, but if you do you will be damn glad to see the blue lights and gray unis on the way...

Muldoon said...

4:09; While I agree with you that 10:51 is a dolt, I can't overlook the fact that you claim 'troopers are performing a huge public service for very limited benefits'. Troopers, like all State Employees have excellent benefits. Can you name a benefit that's either absent or limited?

Anonymous said...

6:16 state health insurance is a limited benefit unless you suffer a catastrophic disease. for routine checkups and doctor visits, it sucks. they can work for 25 years and will get retirement pay that is poverty level or worse. leave time accrues at a snail's pace, sick leave even slower and it has no value if not used. its obvious you are not a state employee.

Anonymous said...

The examples given by 7:56 is exactly why the MHP is riddles with incompetence from the top down. You get you pay for. If you want honest, hardworking, employees you have to pay them a competitive salary. If you want unintelligent thugs you pay them crap.

Muldoon said...

State employees accrue leave time at a far better rate than private sector employees. Where else can one retire and cash in 205 days of leave toward years worked for an excellent retirement? Not to mention the 13th guaranteed check which private sector retirees would LOVE to have. Within fourteen years it typically exceeds your retirement pay. State employees who retire receive a guaranteed, forever, retirement benefit. No private sector retirees receive that unless they receive a pension (typically as an hourly worker). And do you (7:56) want to discuss paid holidays, comp time (which is not legal in the private sector) and ass-time to attend to private matters, appointments, children's activities and early leaving for trips? Nobody guarantees anybody a paid trip to the doctor for routine matters. Did you mean to omit discussion of the Deferred Compensation Program for state employees, which is equal to a 401.k on top of PERS contributions and retirement? Sick leave? Who in the private sector accumulates 'sick leave'?

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