Madison Police Target Drunk Drivers

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MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) Police in Madison began a new concerted effort to take down drunk drivers on their city streets.. This weekend they started the campaign that is a directive of the chief of police.

During a checkpoint Saturday there were four DUI arrests, and 58  other violations handed out.

Lieutenant Nathan Beard has patrolled the streets of Madison for the past ten years.

"We want drunk drivers off the road, it could be my family member out there that is saved by getting a drunk driver off the roadway," Beard said.

Officers are also working overtime to patrol during peak DUI hours through a grant from the federal highway officials.