HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — If you're planning to get on the road this weekend, make sure you're not under the influence.
Huntsville Police Department's D.U.I. Task Force will be conducting Traffic Safety checkpoints through this weekend, June 11-13, to find drivers under the influence.
Police say that if you are stopped at a Traffic Safety Checkpoint, be prepared to present your driver license, proof of insurance and vehicle tag registration to the officers.
The D.U.I. Task Force uses data provided by NASO (North Alabama Safety Office) to determine "hot spots" for traffic accidents across the city. Right now there are 57 designated hotspots throughout Huntsville, and checkpoints will be at one or more of those locations.
Remember to also buckle up; failure to buckle up is a contributing factor in many traffic fatalities and police will be looking for violations.
If you see or suspect someone is drinking and driving please contact the Huntsville Police Department at 256-722-7100. When you call be prepared to give the location, vehicle description, driver description, and direction of travel for the suspected vehicle.
Some of the hotspot locations are below. This is not a complete list. Checkpoints could be at any or all of these locations.
- University Drive/Slaughter Road
- Mastin Lake Road/Lodge Road
- Jordan Lane/Sparkman Drive
- Mastin Lake Road/Pulaski Pike
- Meridian Street/Delaware Boulevard
- Moores Mill Road/Stanwood Boulevard
- Bankhead Parkway/Douglas Lane
- Cecil Ashburn/Old Big Cove Road
- Church Street/Pratt Avenue
- Clinton Avenue/Monroe Street
- Sparkman Drive/Executive Drive
- University Drive/Old Monrovia Road
- University Drive/Research Park Boulevard
Police ask you to stay safe, and if you plan to drink have a designated driver or use Uber, Lyft or a taxi to get home.