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127 people pay traffic fines with school supplies

Throughout the month of July, drivers with traffic related offenses through the Clinton Police Department had the option to purchase school supplies in lieu of paying traffic tickets.

Clinton Court officials reported on July 31, 2019 when the program ended, that 127 individuals had taken advantage of the unique opportunity to help needy students while also eliminating traffic fines.

Clinton Police and Municipal Court officials partnered with the Clinton Public School District to collect new school supplies for students in preparation for the 2019/20 school year.

Once the driver with a citation had returned the items on the school supply list to Clinton Municipal Court,  the Municipal Court judge dismissed the citation and the ticket was not be recorded on the driving record.

This pilot project was the brain child of Clinton Police Department Captain Josh Frazier. Frazier’s idea garnered national news coverage. Due to the news coverage, City officials received calls from municipalities from around the nation inquiring about how they could implement the program.

Thanks to the innovative thinking of Captain Frazier and the willingness of the Municipal Court, 127 needy children were assisted with school supplies.

CLINTON, MISS. (July 1, 2019) Drivers with traffic related offenses through the Clinton Police Department will have the option to purchase school supplies in lieu of paying traffic tickets during the month of July.

Clinton Police and Municipal Court officials are partnering with the Clinton Public School District to collect new school supplies for students in preparation for the 2019/20 school year.

Drivers with tickets for traffic related offenses that are not outstanding to the court will be eligible for the school supply option. In addition to no outstanding fines and tickets, other offenses not included in the program include DUI’s, suspended driver’s license and uninsured motorist citations.  

To determine if your citation qualifies for the program, please call 601-924-4411. Motorists with traffic citations who meet the qualifications are invited to visit Clinton Municipal Court Services, 305 Monroe Street to obtain a list of school supplies for a child in grades K-8.

Once the driver has returned the items on the school supply list to Clinton Municipal Court, then the Municipal Court judge will dismiss the citation and the ticket will not be recorded on the driving record.

Drivers who choose to utilize this unique, limited opportunity will not only support the Clinton Public School District but also receive the benefit of not having the citation noted with their insurance provider.

Once again, drivers who desire to utilize the program may call Clinton Municipal Court at 601-924-4411 or visit Clinton Municipal Court Services, 305 Monroe Street to obtain a list of school supplies or to determine eligibility.

This service will only be available during the month of July.