Huntsville Police gives warning of celebratory gunfire on New Year’s

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Huntsville Police gives warning of celebratory gunfire, drunk drivers on New Year's

Huntsville police are out on saturation patrol on New Year’s Eve.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The Huntsville Police Department (HPD) is urging everyone to stay safe no matter how you plan to ring in the new year.

Extra officers and the D.U.I. Task Force will be patrolling throughout the entire holiday weekend looking for impaired drivers, speeders and anyone not using their seat belt.

HPD also reminds residents that firing guns to celebrate the new year is not only illegal – but can be deadly. It’s also against the law to use, sell, or possess fireworks within the city limits.

They say anyone planning to drink alcohol should designate a driver ahead of time or use a ride-share app or taxi. For anyone calling to report a possible drunk driver, HPD says to call 911 and be ready to give the dispatcher vehicle and tag information, as well as location and which direction the person is driving.

To report illegal fireworks, contact HPD’s non-emergency line at (256) 722-7100.

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