The Mississippi Highway Patrol says it will increase patrols as part of a national initiative called “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.”
Mississippi Public Safety Commissioner Albert Santa Cruz says 30 percent of all fatal automobile crashes in Mississippi are alcohol-related.
A news release says the Department of Public Safety has distributed federal grants to pay overtime to put additional officers on duty to arrest drunk and drugged drivers.
The campaign is a two-week effort continuing through the Labor Day holiday weekend.
The enforcement campaign is coupled with an advertising campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of impaired driving.
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