March 16, 2022

Jones County STEP Detail Results Announced

Mary Apel

The Jones County Sheriff’s Department conducted Special Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) Impaired Driver and Occupation Protection overtime traffic safety enforcement details during the February 12th – March 11th work period.  

Funded by two grants from the Mississippi Office of Highway Safety, the enforcement activities achieved the following results:

DUI Alcohol arrests: 17
DUI Drug arrests: 11
DUI Assist To Others: 22
Minor In Possession: 1
Child Endangerment DUI: 1
Drug Arrests: 11
Fugitives Apprehended: 9
Felony Arrests: 7

Seatbelt citations: 196
Child Restraint citations: 45

No Insurance citations: 312
No Drivers License citations: 231
Suspended Drivers License citations: 100
Reckless/Careless Driving citations: 17

“Our STEP traffic safety enforcement campaign has as its core mission to save lives and prevent injuries among the traveling public,” notes Jones County Sheriff Joe Berlin. “We are obligated to enforce the traffic safety laws of the State of Mississippi. It’s very easy to avoid being arrested or cited for a traffic offense. Just simply obey the law.”

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