Thursday night was a busy night for Huntsville police officers, as they set up another state-funded surprise safety checkpoint overnight. It is their 12th checkpoint since Memorial Day and the third in the past week.
They set up in the westbound lanes of Highway 72 between Providence Main and Paramount Drive. They asked drivers for their license, insurance, registration, and if they've been drinking. Most drivers made it through without a problem, but some still haven't gotten the message that Huntsville Police are on the lookout for drunk drivers.
Huntsville Police arrested two people for DUI, six people for outstanding warrants, and cited 82 people for lack of insurance.
As a part of a state grant, Huntsville Police plan to do 30 checkpoints between Memorial Day and Labor Day, including one Saturday, June 23.