815 Wheeler Avenue      Huntsville, Alabama  35801

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

Huntsville Police Announce “Hot Spot” Safety

Checkpoints for Holiday DUI Enforcement


Huntsville, Alabama (December 27, 2013): The Huntsville Police Department will be proactive in enforcing Alabama DUI and driving while impaired laws over the upcoming holiday weekend through January 1st, 2014. Thanks to grant enforcement money provided by the State’s Traffic Safety Office (ADECA), Huntsville Police Officers will be conducting 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, drivers will be asked to provide a current driver’s license, proof of insurance, and vehicle registration.  Additionally, seat belt compliance for both driver and all passengers will be checked.  Potential locations for these holiday checkpoints through New Year’s Eve will be:   


Memorial Parkway/University Dr

Drake Ave/Patton Rd

University Dr/Sparkman Dr

Andrew Jackson Way/Oakwood Ave

Holmes Ave/Jordan Ln

Airport Road/Whitesburg Dr