815 Wheeler Ave.

Huntsville, Alabama  35801


Rex Reynolds                         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


DUI Checkpoints Announced For New Years Eve Weekend 

Huntsville, Alabama (December 28, 2005) The Huntsville Police Department’s DUI Task Force will initiate checkpoints over the New Years Eve weekend. Task Force supervisor Sgt. Juan Joyner said they would run checkpoints from Friday, December 30th – Sunday, January 1, 2006. Joyner said no matter how often they announce the checkpoints in advance, people still believe they can get behind the wheel after having too much to drink. He said, “We want people to get the message don’t drink and drive. Since the DUI Task began full-time in October, DUI arrests are up 70 percent.” The legal limit in Alabama for driver drivers over the age of 21 is .08. For juveniles under 21, the legal limit is .02 The announced checkpoints are as follows:


December 30, 2005 from 11:30 p.m. – 03:30 a.m.
South Parkway and Weatherly Road
South Parkway and Martin Road
Church Street and Pratt Ave
Holmes Ave and Jordan lane

December 31, 2005 from 11:30 p.m. – 03:30 a.m.
Whitesburg Drive and Teakwood
University Drive and Research Park Blvd
North Memorial Parkway and Cox
Washington Street and I-565