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Fourth Driving Holiday Starts Tuesday

Posted by WCBI News Director | July 03, 2012 / 02:20pm | Local News
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi Highway Patrol will have an additional 80 state troopers on the roads during the short July 4 holiday.
    
The holiday period begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday and ends at midnight Wednesday.
   
Col. Donnell Berry, head of the patrol, says a $30,000 federal grant will pay for the extra troopers.
   
Berry says last year, one person died on roads and highways patrolled by state troopers.

 
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