NEWS RELEASE

 

HUNTSVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT

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 Labor Day DUI Enforcement


 

Huntsville, Alabama (August 29, 2012) The Huntsville Police Department announced today it will join other police departments throughout the country in support of the 2012 Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over crackdown on impaired driving. The campaign is organized by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and regionally administered by the North Alabama Traffic Safety Office (NATSO). This year’s campaign will begin August 31st and continue through September 3rd, 2012; through the Labor Day Holiday Weekend.

 

The Huntsville Police Department’s D.U.I. Task Force supervisor, Sergeant Michael Johnson states, “The mission of the Department’s D.U.I. Task Force is to enforce the law and to educate the public on the dangers of drinking and driving.”  The D.U.I. Task Force has consistently ranked as the number one D.U.I. enforcement squad in Alabama over the past fourteen years.

 

The D.U.I. Task Force will set up safety checkpoints throughout the city of Huntsville. Members of the Special Operations Division along with Uniformed Patrol Officers from each precinct will also participate by maintaining traffic enforcement activities at various NATSO “HOT SPOT” locations.

 

D.U.I. Checkpoints will be announced during this increased enforcement period throughout Huntsville. These locations will include but not be limited to roadways such as Drake Avenue, Jordan Lane, University Drive, Bob Wallace Avenue, Bailey Cove Road, Andrew Jackson Way, Sparkman Drive, Pulaski Pike and Cecil Ashburn Drive.