NEWS RELEASE

 

HUNTSVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT

815 Wheeler Ave.

Huntsville, Alabama  35801

Henry Reyes
Police Chief
(256) 427-7001
Wendell Johnson
Public Safety Media Administrator
(256) 427-7043
   
Special Operations
(256) 427-7157
North Precinct
(256) 746-4111
West Precinct 
(256) 427-5461
 South Precinct
(256) 213-4503

                       

Top July 4th Weekend Priority for Huntsville Police -
 DUI Checkpoints and Click It or Ticket

 

Huntsville, Alabama (July 2, 2008)  The Huntsville Police Department’s DUI Task Force will set up checkpoints across the City during the 4th of July  weekend. The checkpoints will run from Friday, July 4, 2008 through Sunday, July 6, 2008. Lieutenant Mark McMurray announced today some checkpoints will be promoted in advance, while others will be randomly set up across Huntsville. Police Officers from the 3 Precincts in addition to the Traffic Task Force will set up the previously announced Click It or Ticket, “Hot Spots” funded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

 

McMurray said, “Officers have instructions to strictly enforce all traffic laws in an effort to prevent traffic crashes, injuries and fatalities. Preventing motorists from Driving under the Influence will be our primary concern. We strongly advise motorists not to drink and drive because the Huntsville Police Department is #1 in the state with DUI arrests.” McMurray added, as of June 30th, the DUI Task Force has arrested 775 people for DUI, issued 4,231 traffic citations and impounded 182 vehicles.

 

Under Alabama State Law, an adult is legally intoxicated when they register .08 on the BAT. Juveniles are legally intoxicated at .02. Drivers and passengers will also be cited for failure to wear a seat belt, failure to have a valid driver’s license, proof of insurance and valid vehicle tags. Drivers should obey all posted speed limits, traffic signs and signals. Finally, a driver can be cited if an open container of alcohol is found inside the vehicle, even if passengers are consuming the drink.

 

The following DUI Checkpoint locations are just a few being announced in advance;

 

Whitesburg Drive and Drake Avenue.                                                                    

Whitesburg Drive and Teakwood.  

South Memorial Parkway and Hobbs Island Road.

Wall Triana and Electronics Blvd.

Drake Ave. and Penny Street

University Drive and Jeff Road

South Memorial Parkway and Martin Road

Jordan Lane and 9th Street.

University Drive and Church Street.