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 Release Results of Drunk Driving, Over the Limit, Under Arrest Initiative
 

Huntsville, Alabama (September 09, 2009) Uniform Patrol Officers from the three precincts and members of the DUI Task Force participated in the Drunk Driving, Over the Limit, Under Arrest Campaign.  The effort began on August 21, 2009 and concluded at the end of the Labor Day Weekend.  The Huntsville Police Department’s participation is part of a national law enforcement response to discourage and remove drunk drivers from our streets and highways.  The local campaign began with the HANDS ACROSS THE BORDER detail on August 21, 2009.  The HPD DUI Task Force participated in several saturation patrols and checkpoints at designated “Hot Spot” locations across the city. 

 

Labor Day Weekend Results:

 

24 DUI Arrests

208 Citations by the DUI Task Force

33 Impoundments

 

 

Saturation Patrol and Checkpoint Results:

 

233 Citations

12 Arrests

8 Impoundments

 

Drunk Driving, Over the Limit, Under Arrest Result Totals:

 

36 Total Arrests – Includes DUI, Warrants, Drug Possession and Weapons Charges

441 Citations

41 Impoundments