815 Wheeler Ave.

Huntsville, Alabama  35801


Henry Reyes                              Wendell Johnson

    Chief of Police                    Public Affairs Administrator

(256) 427-7001                       (256) 427-7043  

      Special Operations             North Precinct              West Precinct        South Precinct
         (256) 427-7157               (256) 746-4111           (256) 427-5461     (256) 213-4503



Huntsville Police Serious About DUI Enforcement


Huntsville, Alabama (August 29, 2007) The Huntsville Police Department has released its locations for DUI enforcement over the Labor Day weekend, along with some sobering statistics. According to Police Chief Henry Reyes, the DUI Task Force has made a total of 659 arrests, from January 1, 2007 through August 5, 2007. The Task Force accounts for 75% of all DUI arrests made by HPD. As of August 10, 2007, the entire Department made a total of 878 DUI arrests.


The DUI Task Force will set up checkpoints from Friday, August 31, 2007 and run through Tuesday, September 4, 2007. The checkpoints will be set up from 11:30 p.m. until 3:30 a.m. Reyes said his Officers will also monitor motorists to ensure they observe the posted speed limits, along with traffic signals and signs. Motorists should also make certain they have a valid driversí license, proof of insurance and updated vehicle registration. Most importantly, all passengers should be wearing seatbelts. The checkpoints will be set up at the following locations;


South Memorial Parkway and Martin Road.

Jordan Lane and 9th Avenue.

Church Street and Pratt Avenue.

Pulaski Pike and Holmes Avenue.

North Memorial Parkway and Cox Avenue.

University Drive and Sparkman Drive.


Under the State of Alabama, an adult is legally intoxicated at (.08) A juvenile under the age of 21 is legally intoxicated at (.02)