815 Wheeler Avenue      Huntsville, Alabama  35801

Lewis Morris
Interim Chief of Police
(256) 427-7001
Dr. Harry Hobbs
Communications Relations Officer
(256) 427-7043



Huntsville Police Department Announce Memorial Day Safety Checkpoints


Huntsville, Alabama (May 22, 2012)  The Huntsville Police Department announces that it will be joining Law Enforcement Agencies efforts across the country in reminding everyone of the dangers involved in Driving Under the Influence of Drugs or Alcohol during this Memorial Day Weekend Period.  This weekend will begin on 6 PM Friday May 25, 2012 and extend through 6 AM on Tuesday May 29, 2012.


With NHTSA grant money for overtime, HPD will be placing officers out in force during this blitz period in all three precincts in an effort to educate the public on the necessity of seatbelt compliance. Motorists should be prepared for stepped up “Click it or Ticket” and “Safety Checkpoint” enforcement activities throughout Huntsville which will take place around the clock.


If you drive up on a safety checkpoint this weekend be prepared to provide officers your current driver’s license, vehicle registration and proof of vehicle insurance. Most safety inspections take less than 45 seconds per vehicle have proven to enhance roadway safety, reduce DUI’s through education and enforce DUI laws on those choosing to drive under the influence. 


This Memorial Day Weekend, HPD will participate in aggressive DUI enforcement checkpoints at various “HOT SPOT” locations. These locations have been independently researched as directly related to past DUI involved crashes and reviewed by a City Judge prior to set up. These locations will include but not be limited to roadways such as Drake Avenue at Patton Road, University Drive at Memorial Parkway, Bob Wallace Avenue, Bailey Cove Road, Andrew Jackson Way, Sparkman Drive, Pulaski Pike, and Winchester Road at Moore’s Mill Road.

Remember both drivers and passengers are required by law to be buckled up and both can be cited for non-compliance to this State law.