Patrol issues 7,754 citations during blitz

Published 11:30 pm Tuesday, December 2, 2008

The Mississippi Highway Patrol issued 7,754 citations and worked three fatal accidents during its Thanksgiving blitz.

This year’s blitz ran from 6 p.m. Wednesday through midnight Sunday.

There were 9,716 citations last year, but that covered a seven-day period.

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The Jackson, Meridian and Batesville districts each reported one fatality.

The patrol worked 204 collisions during the holiday period.