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MS troopers write 163 DUIs over holiday

Troopers tallied 5,995 violations over the holiday weekend. Troopers tallied 5,995 violations over the holiday weekend.

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi Highway Patrol says it wrote 163 DUI citations over the Labor Day holiday weekend and worked 135 accidents, with five fatalities.

Lt. Johnny Poulos, a spokesman for the Highway Patrol, released the figures Tuesday. Poulos said 51 people were injured in accidents worked by troopers over the holiday period.

Poulos says troopers suspect that alcohol was a factor in 5 of those collisions.

The enforcement period began Friday at 6 p.m. and ended Monday at midnight.

Troopers tallied 5,995 violations over the period.

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