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Greenville Police Encourage Safety During Holiday

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GREENVILLE, Miss.–If you happen to be coming to Greenville for one of the Delta’s largest fireworks displays, you’re being warned not get rowdy.

“We’re asking everyone who’s coming from near and far to please be on your best behavior,” said Police Chief Marcus Turner at Tuesday’s city council meeting. “We’re gonna be out in extra force.”
Turner also said that whether you’re coming to town for Independence Day or you live in Greenville, you can’t legally shoot your own fireworks.
“When you go and you buy $20 or $40 worth of fireworks and then you end up having to pay a fine because we catch you shooting fireworks in the city limits. It is absolutely outlawed in the city limits.”
The Mississippi Highway Patrol also announced they’ll have extra troopers patrolling to deter drunk and distracted driving. Their enforcement period begins at 6 Thursday morning and ends Sunday night.
“As we make the plans to celebrate this Independence Day weekend, let’s also commit to making safety a top priority,” said Mississippi Department of Public Safety Commissioner Sean Tindell.
“Thank you to all of our law enforcement and first responders for continuing to work through this long weekend to ensure everyone enjoys a fun and safe holiday.”
Last year the Highway Patrol made 49 DUI arrests and wrote over 500 tickets. They Investigated 76 wrecks. Four of those were fatal.