Mississippi Highway Patrol reports two fatalities, 164 arrested for impaired driving over holidays
Published 9:40 am Wednesday, January 4, 2023
The Mississippi Highway Patrol New Year’s Holiday Travel Enforcement Period concluded Monday, Jan. 2, at midnight. The period began on Friday, Dec. 30, 2022, at 6 a.m.
Mississippi Highway Patrol issued 8037 citations, made 164 arrests for impaired driving, and investigated 203 crashes resulting in 54 injuries with two fatal crashes and two deaths.
The deadly crashes occurred in Neshoba and Yalobusha Counties.
On Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023, at approximately 10 a.m., the Mississippi Highway Patrol responded to a fatal crash on Highway 482 in Neshoba County.
A 2005 Chevrolet Tahoe driven by 21-year-old Breanne Mingoof Philadelphia, traveled west on Highway 482 when the vehicle ran off the roadway and overturned multiple times. Nakeya Amos, an unrestrained passenger, received fatal injuries from the crash and was pronounced dead on the scene. This crash remains under investigation by the Mississippi Highway Patrol.
On Monday, Jan. 2, 2023, at approximately 12:20 p.m., the Mississippi Highway Patrol responded to a fatal crash on Interstate 55 in Yalobusha County.
A 2001 Jeep Laredo driven by 75-year-old Dennis L. Mudbone of Memphis, and a 2017 Dodge Charger driven by 42 -year-old Glen E. Bess of Waynesville, MO, were both traveling north on Interstate 55. A 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe driven by 19-year-old James I. Inman of Popular Bluff, MO, and a 2013 Nissan Rogue were both traveling south on Interstate 55.
The 2017 Dodge Charger collided with the rear of the 2011 Jeep Laredo, causing the 2011 Jeep Laredo to cross the median and collide with the 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe and the 2013 Nissan Rogue.
Dennis L. Mudbone received fatal injuries from the crash. Eli K. Mcintyre,19, (a passenger in the Nissan) of Boswell, OK, received moderate injuries
from the crash and was transported to a local hospital. Four other people involved in the crash did not receive injuries.
This crash remains under investigation by the Mississippi Highway Patrol.
NEW YEAR TRAVEL PERIOD ENFORCEMENT OVERVIEW
2022-2023 New Year Holiday Enforcement Totals,
Dec. 30 – Jan. 2
Total Citations – 8037
Seatbelt and Child Restraint – 858
DUI’s – 164
Crashes – 203
Fatal Crashes – 2
Fatalities – 2
Motorist Assist – 87