Oxford police officers made six arrests for DUI on New Year’s Eve. There were no fatal wrecks locally and across the state on Mississippi’s highways, according to the Mississippi Highway Patrol.
The Oxford Police Department reported making only two arrests for DUI during the Fourth of July holiday weekend. (July 8, 2013, Page 2)
A Florida man is asking the Mississippi Supreme Court to overturn his guilty plea in an aggravated DUI case where he was involved in a wreck in 2011 that injured a female based on ineffectiveness of his attorney. Read about this and other cases handled during the April court term in the Lafayette County District Court. (May 15, 2013, Page 1, 6)
An indictment filed this month against former University of Mississippi student John Howard Strickland Jr., alleges he was under the influence of several drugs and had been huffing gas from air cans just prior to the October wreck that killed Ole Miss students, John and Sarah Wheat. (March 26, 2013, Page 1)
Local law enforcement agencies will be beefing up patrols during the holidays to get drunk drivers off the roads and prevent burglaries. (December 21, 2012, Page 2A)
Sue Burton writes to point out that an emphasis on cracking down on people walking away from bars might have a more serious unintended consequence – putting more drunk drivers on the road. (September 20, 2012, Page 4)
Local law enforcement agencies will be stepping up enforcement over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. (November 23, 2011, Page 1A)
The Oxford Police Department cracked down on DUIs during the recent national campaign, “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.” (September 9, 2011, Page 2A)
An Abbeville woman charged in the death of her infant child in December 2009 will serve at least 12 years in prison. See all dispositions from the April court term. (May 13, 2011, Page 1A)
Three Oxford police officers were honored recently for keeping the roads safer by getting drunk drivers off of them.
The awards were presented April 27 by the Mississippi Department of Public Safety and the state Office of Highway Safety to DUI officers David Sabin, Hildon Sessums and Chris Ray. (May 10, 2011, Page 2)