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, 2012) The Huntsville Police Department will be proactive in enforcing Alabama DUI laws over the upcoming holiday weekend.  Thanks to grant enforcement money provided by the State’s Traffic Safety Office (ADECA), Huntsville Police Officers will be conducting saturation patrols and setting up 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. 

The following is a list of announced locations for these holiday checkpoints through New Year’s Eve:


University Drive at Jordan Lane

Us 72 East between Epworth and Moore’s Mill Road

Oakwood Avenue and Pulaski Pike

North Memorial Parkway at Sparkman Drive

Jordan Lane at Sparkman Drive

South Memorial Parkway at Meadowbrook Drive

Airport Road and Whitesburg Drive