SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) - SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) - South Mississippi rang in the new year with DUI arrest in the single digits. Corporal Johnny Poulos of the Mississippi Highway Patrol is reporting just one DUI arrest so far this New Year's weekend. The numbers come from the six southern most counties in the state.
Poulos said highway patrolmen wrote 42 tickets New Years Eve and had one DUI arrest. On New Year's Day, 103 tickets were handed out, and there were no DUI arrests.
Earlier, this week on WLOX news, we reported DUI numbers for Christmas. Poulos referred to them as "unprecedented," as the six lower counties reported no DUI arrest over the Christmas holiday weekend.