Police Announce Safety Checkpoints in Huntsville, Madison

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HUNTSVILLE & MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – Local police will man safety checkpoints through January 1 to encourage people not to drink and drive.

In Madison, police will have extra roving patrols and plan to have established checkpoints at Hughes Road at Will Halsey Way and Gillespie Road at Wall Triana Highway.  These checkpoints will begin Tuesday, December 31 at 10:00 p.m.

In Huntsville, police will operate random checkpoints and will also specifically target certain locations that are identified as ‘Hot Spots’ due to high crashes and DUI-related involvements.  If you approach a safety checkpoint, drivers will be asked to provide a current driver’s license, proof of insurance, and vehicle registration.  Make sure you’re also wearing your seat belt.

Potential locations for these holiday checkpoints through New Year’s Eve will be:

-Memorial Parkway and University Drive
-Drake Avenue and Patton Road
-University Drive and Sparkman Drive
-Andrew Jackson Way and Oakwood Avenue
-Holmes Avenue and Jordan Lane
-Airport Road and Whitesburg Drive

If you’re planning to go out this evening, please appoint a responsible designated driver beforehand.

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