Police Cracking Down On Memorial Day Weekend Traffic - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

05/29/04

Police Cracking Down On Memorial Day Weekend Traffic

Moss Point Police Officer David Richardson knows Memorial Day weekend means more people on the road and more people.

"I stopped you because you're speeding," Richardson said to a driver he pulled over. "You're doing 45 miles per hour in a 35 miles per hour zone."

This weekend also means more speeders and drunk drivers.

"It's a holiday weekend, and usually during the holidays, you get a lot of people drinking, and we're just going to make sure they're not drinking and driving," Richardson said.

Moss Point police, like all South Mississippi law enforcement officers, will be out in full force this weekend, setting up road blocks and making the streets safer.

"We're going to be setting up DUI checkpoints, and we're going to be focusing on D-U-Is and illegal drugs," Richardson said. "What we want to do is try to get these people off the road and make them understand that they don't need to be drinking and driving."

Moss Point police officers say they will also be making sure drivers follow other rules of the road.

"They're going to be checking licenses and tags also, making sure that people are buckling up," Richardson said.

So when you're out on the road this holiday weekend, Moss Point police and all other police departments in South Mississippi are asking drivers to be careful and remember that police are on a mission to catch drivers not obeying laws.

In Moss Point, there will be random road blocks all weekend from three p.m. to three a.m. Most police departments across South Mississippi will also be conducting road blocks this holiday weekend.

By: Claire Nelson

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