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Mark Hudson
Interim Chief of Police
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Harry Hobbs
Communications Relations Officer
(256) 427-7043


Huntsville Police Announce “Hot Spot” Safety Checkpoints for Holiday DUI Enforcement


Huntsville, Alabama (December 29, 2010):  The Huntsville Police Department reported today that the department will be proactive in enforcing Alabama DUI laws over the upcoming holiday weekend.   Thanks to grant enforcement money provided by the State’s Traffic Safety Office (ADECA), Huntsville Police Officers will be conducting saturation patrols and setting up traffic safety checkpoints to encourage everyone not to drink and drive.


Using crash data from the State of Alabama Critical Analysis Reporting Environment (C.A.R.E.) data program, the Huntsville Police Department’s DUI Traffic Task Force will be operating random checkpoints and specifically targeting locations which have been identified as “Hot Spots” because of high crashes and DUI related involvements.  When approaching safety checkpoints, citizens will be asked for a current driver’s license, proof of insurance, and vehicle registration. Additionally, seat belt compliance for both the drivers and all passengers will be checked.  Potential locations for these holiday checkpoints through New Year’s Eve will be:


University Drive at Jordan Lane                   

US 72 East between Epworth and Moores Mill Rd.

Oakwood Avenue at Pulaski Pike

North Parkway at Sparkman Drive

Jordan Lane at Sparkman Drive
South Memorial Parkway at Meadowbrook Dr.

For more information on NATSO/ ADECA statistics contact