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 Target “Hot Spot”  locations during New Years Weekend


Huntsville, Alabama (December 27, 2007) Effective Friday, December 28, 2007, through Tuesday, January 1, 2007 the Huntsville Police Department’s DUI Task Force will set up checkpoints at “Hot Spots” to keep motorists under the influence from getting behind the wheel. Spokesman Wendell Johnson said the state funded NAHSO grant will allow Officers to concentrate at pre-selected locations that are considered the most hazardous in Huntsville according to State statistics. The checkpoints will run from 11:30 p.m. until 3:30 a.m. The DUI Task Force will also use the state funding to set up additional check-points announced and unannounced during the News Year weekend. Johnson said Police Officers from the North, South and West Precincts will continue to monitor traffic and enforce laws across the city and at “Hot Spot” streets and intersections. Motorists are advised to have a valid drivers license; proof of insurance and vehicle registration. So far in December, Officers have issued 250 citations, including seventeen at intersections and several arrests have been made under the NAHSO funded grant.


Johnson said under the State of Alabama, an adult driver over the age of 21 is legally intoxicated with a BAT level of .08. A juvenile can be charged with driving under the influence with a BAT level of .02. The following is a list of “Hot Spot” locations provided by the State of Alabama;


Old Madison Pike between Slaughter Road & Diamond Drive.

Drake Avenue & Penny Street.

Jordan Lane & Highway 53 at Sparkman.

Mastin Lake & Pulaski Pike.

Pulaski Pike & University Drive. 

Plummer Road between Cedar Crest Drive & Research Park Blvd County Road 53.

Shawmont & Blue Springs.

Blue Springs & Sparkman Drive.

Bideford Drive & Liecester Drive (South Parkway at English Drive).

Between Autumn Chase at Green Mountain Road and Shawdee Road North.

Bailey Cove & Willowbrook Drive.

Blevins Gap & Sequoyah Trail.

Clinton Avenue & Monroe Street

Louis Drive & McBride Drive between Quail Hollow Road & Cecil Ashburn Drive.