815 Wheeler Ave.

Huntsville, Alabama  35801

Mark Hudson
Interim Chief of Police
(256) 427-7001
Sgt. Mark Roberts
Public Information Officer
(256) 427-7197



Huntsville Police Departmentís DUI Unit July 4th Holiday Blitz Period Planned


Huntsville, Alabama (June 28, 2010). The Huntsville Police Department reported today that the department will be proactive in enforcing Alabama DUI Laws over this July 4th holiday period. 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 missionĒ.


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 announced and unannounced 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 July 4th will be:


        Winchester Road at Moores Mill Road                 

        Drake Avenue at Newsom Road

        Drake Avenue at Chasewood Drive

        Pulaski Pike at Sparkman Drive

        Bob Wallace Avenue at Leeman Ferry Road

        Andrew Jackson Way at Ward Avenue

        Jordan Lane (SR-53) at Sparkman Drive

        Old Monrovia Road at Providence Main