Thursday, July 5, 2018

MHP Update: More Troopers, More Tickets.

The Mississippi Highway Patrol issued the following statement.

The Mississippi Highway Patrol concluded its 2018 Fourth of July enforcement period which began Tuesday, July 3, at 12:01 a.m. and ended Wednesday, July 4, at midnight. Throughout the period, MHP issued 4594 citations with 41 DUI arrests. A total of 61 crashes were investigated including 2 fatalities and 17 injuries on state, federal highways, and interstate systems. MHP recorded a dramatic increase in citations issued along with a significant decrease in traffic crashes investigated. During the same time frame regarding the 2017 Fourth of July period, 2217 citations were issued with 102 traffic crashes being investigated. We attribute the increase in citations and the decrease in crashes to the addition of new troopers along with responsible decisions by motorists.

Below is the fatality information regarding the period.

On Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at approximately 08:34 p.m., the Mississippi Highway Patrol responded to a fatal crash Marion County. A 2013 Chevrolet passenger vehicle driven by Kevin Allen, 40, of Jackson, MS was traveling Eastbound on US98. Vehicle left the roadway, overturned, and collided with trees. Right rear passenger Damian Swarptue, 26, of Hattiesburg, MS was pronounced dead on scene. Right front passenger Lacurtis Floyd, 22, of McComb, MS was transported to Forrest General hospital where he died due to injuries sustained in crash. Kevin Allen and left rear passenger Tykevious Durr, 20, of Hattiesburg, MS were both transported to Forrest General hospital with moderate injuries.

The crash remains under investigation by MHP.


Anonymous said...

More Troopers............. Hopefully the current officers are better suited to the job than Chris Hughes. Officer Hughes was a highly decorated member of the MHP for years. And for years complaints against him were washed out and covered up but finally his actions caught up with him. He quickly plead guilty to the federal charges against him in order to avoid a rush of older charges.

Mississippi law enforcement often lives up to its poor reputation and neither the state nor local governments seem concerned with cleaning it up.

Anonymous said...

"Crashes" - Those are what we used to call accidents.

"Steroids" - Those are what we used to call fit for duty.

Anonymous said...

I didn't see the line item referring to trucker-trooper assistance, perhaps that's a different report?

Anonymous said...

So how many women were raped or sexually harassed by the troopers during this event? Is that data available?

Lissen Up You People.. said...

This is Ex-Trooper Captain Scott Kornageehee with General Fisher. We issued nine hundred thousand tickets last year for unsafe driving around BICK-trucks. We are partnering with truckers and are riding with them to radio ahead when we see you people driving unsafe, flipping off truck drivers, cutting in traffic or letting truckers look up your wive's skirts in convertibles.

Drive safe out there around BICK-trucks and remember: SOONER OR LATER, WE GONNA CATCH YO ASS!

Anonymous said...

Didn’t see any statistics about the rude ,ignorant troopers from Holmes county writing you a ticket just because you don’t have a badge then making up a speed that you were supposedly going over

Anonymous said...

For those of you that think troopers are rude have to understand what trooper school teaches; they are the elite, the "delta force" of law enforcement. so its really your pleasure to have come into contact with one

Anonymous said...

Where are the YoY stats?

To Protect, Serve and Ignore.. said...

A month ago, going 70 on a Mississippi interstate, we suddenly passed two ole people standing beside a disabled car that was probably 25 years old. Too late for us to stop and no way to turn around. Called MHP on cell to ask if they could send a unit to check on these only people. Was told 'We do not respond to calls for motorist assistance unless there has been an accident or a concern about impeding traffic on state highways'.

Anonymous said...

"delta force" of law enforcement.... You just made my day 8:05!

Sum Ting Wong said...

That's EXACTLY what we need! MORE "better than the average citizens" giving average citizens tickets (government gibs-muh-dats) for malicious, bloodthirsty shit like going faster than an arbitrary speed limit! Way to "safe" us all!

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