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



HPD Checkpoints Will Increase 4th of July Weekend


Huntsville, Alabama (June 30, 2005) The Huntsville Police Departmentís DUI Task Force and Uniform Patrol will have an increased vigilance this holiday weekend. Sgt. Juan Joyner, DUI Task Force Supervisor says they will run announced as well as unannounced checkpoints starting Friday, July 1, 2005 thru Monday, July 5, 2005.


The aggressive traffic enforcement will look for motorists driving under the influence, motorist ignoring posted speed limits and other traffic violations.  In Alabama a person 21 years and older is legally intoxicated at point-zero-eight. (.08) For juveniles under the age of 21, the legal limit for intoxication is point-zero-two (.02) Motorist should also provide a valid drivers license, proof of insurance and vehicle registration.


The DUI Task Force will set up checkpoints between the hours of 11:30 p.m. until 3:30 a.m. at the following locations.


South Parkway and Martin Road
Hobbs and South Parkway

Holmes and Jordan

Pulaski and Oakwood

Wall Triana and Electronics Blvd

Church Street and Pratt Ave.

South Parkway and Cox

University Drive and Rideout Road

Whitesburg and Teakwood

Pulaski Pike and Holmes Ave.