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 to Run Checkpoints Through Labor Day Weekend


Huntsville, Alabama (August 17, 2007) The Huntsville Police Department’s DUI Task Force is participating in a grant that will allow Officers to run checkpoints beginning Friday, August 17, 2007 and run until Tuesday, September 4, 2007.

Police Chief Henry Reyes says the Department will participate in an over-time grant from the North Alabama Highway Safety Office through ADECA. The DUI Task Force will begin setting up checkpoints tonight through Tuesday, September 4th.  Reyes said according to the State of Alabama, the grant will allow Officers to concentrate at intersections that are considered the most dangerous for traffic crashes. The “Over the Limit, Under Arrest” campaign is a state-wide effort to catch people under the influence and insure they obey all posted traffic signs and speed limits. Here are a few of the locations and times, (but not all of them) being advertised in advance by HPD.


August 17, 2007      11:30 p.m. – 03:30 a.m.    Sparkman Drive and Executive Drive.

August 24, 2007      11:30 p.m. – 03:30 a.m.    Bailey Cove and Mountain Gap

September 1, 2007  11:30 p.m. – 03:30 a.m.    Bob Wallace and Patton Road


NAHSO “Hot Spot” Locations:    Sparkman and Executive

                                                     Boeing Blvd and Boeing Circle

                                                     Bob Wallace and Patton Road

                                                     Mastin Lake Road and Pulaski Pike

                                                     Blevins Gap and Sequoyah Trail

                                                     Blue Springs and Sparkman Drive

                                                     Meridian Street and Winchester Road

                                                     Bailey Cove and Mountain Gap