815 Wheeler Ave.

Huntsville, Alabama  35801


Henry Reyes                              Wendell Johnson

    Chief of Police                    Public Affairs Administrator

(256) 427-7001                       (256) 427-7043  

      Special Operations             North Precinct              West Precinct        South Precinct
         (256) 427-7157               (256) 746-4111           (256) 427-5461     (256) 213-4503


Huntsville Police Announce Checkpoints for Memorial Day Weekend


Huntsville, Alabama (May 25, 2007) The Huntsville Police Departmentís DUI Task Force will set up checkpoints across the city Memorial Day weekend. Police Chief Henry Reyes announced today the Departmentís enforcement initiative will involve the Task Force as well as Uniform Patrol Officers. The Memorial Day weekend enforcement begins Friday, May 25, 2007 from 6:00 p.m. and run through Tuesday, May 29, 2007 at 3:30 a.m.


Chief Reyes said, ďI have instructed Officers to strictly enforce all traffic laws in an effort to make our streets safer for our families. Preventing motorists from Driving under the Influence will be among our primary concerns. We strongly advise motorists not to drink and drive.Ē Under Alabama State law, a person over the age of 21 is legally intoxicated when they register .08 on the BAT. Juveniles are legally intoxicated at 02. Motorists will also be cited for the following violations: Failure to wear a seat belt, have a valid driverís license, proof of insurance and valid vehicle tags. Motorists should obey all posted speed limits, traffic signs and signals. The following are just a few locations being announced in advance by Huntsville Police.


Whitesburg Drive and Drake Avenue

Whitesburg Drive and Teakwood

South Memorial Parkway and Hobbs Island Road

Wall Triana and Electronics Blvd

University Drive and Jeff Road

South Memorial Drive and Martin Road

Jordan Lane and 9th Street

University Drive and Church Street