JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) — Law enforcement officers say that roadway fatalities are on the rise in Mississippi.
The Hinds County Sheriff’s Department, the Mississippi Law Enforcement Liaison Officers, and others hosted a news conference Friday about the high number of fatal crashes that occur. Some of those deaths involve drunk drivers.
Officials are warning motorists that they have zero tolerance for those who drive drunk. They also talked about the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Campaign.
Sheriff Victor Mason was the speaker at the event.
Authorities said about a third of all crash fatalities in the U.S. involve drunk drivers. They also mentioned that traffic-related fatalities are on the rise in Mississippi. In 2014, 607 people died in crashes and 677 people died in traffic accidents last year.