NEWS RELEASE

 

HUNTSVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT

815 Wheeler Ave.

Huntsville, Alabama  35801

Henry Reyes
Police Chief
(256) 427-7001
Sgt. Mark Roberts
Public Information Officer
(256) 427-7197

 

 

Huntsville Police Departmentís DUI Holiday Day Season Blitz Period Planned

 

Huntsville, Alabama (December 7, 2009). The Huntsville Police Department reported today that the department will be proactive in enforcing Alabama DUI Laws over this Holiday Season. Thanks to grant enforcement money provided by the Northeast Alabama Traffic Safety Office (N.A.T.S.O.) Huntsville Police Officers will be setting up traffic safety checkpoints and encouraging everyone not to drink and drive.

 

This effort is attributed to a continuing and sustained enforcement effort by the entire department to ensure the safety of our citizens, according to Sgt. Jeffery B. Rice Sr., the supervisor of the DUI Task Force. ďOur officers are highly motivated by the importance of this mission.  The safety of the public is our primary objective and we will take all necessary steps to interdict the driver who chooses to endanger our lives by driving impaired,Ē he said. 

 

Using crash data from the State of Alabama Critical Analysis Reporting Environment (C.A.R.E.) data program, the Huntsville Police Departmentís DUI Traffic Task Force will be setting up random safety check points. When driving up on a safety checkpoint, citizens will be asked for a current driverís license, proof of insurance and vehicle registration. Additionally, seat belt compliance for both the drivers and all passengers will be checked. Locations for these Holiday checkpoints through New Yearís Eve will be:

 

1. Winchester Road at Moores Mill Road                 

2. Drake Avenue at Newsom Road

3. Drake Avenue at Chasewood Drive

4. Pulaski Pike at Sparkman Drive

5. Bob Wallace Avenue at Leeman Ferry Road

6. Andrew Jackson Way at Ward Avenue

7. Jordan Lane (SR-53) at Sparkman Drive

8. Old Monrovia Road at Providence Main