DUI Task Force announces checkpoints
Posted by Staff reports July 04, 2007 6:00 AM
The Huntsville Police Department says its DUI Task Force will set up checkpoints throughout the city tonight to catch drunk drivers during the Fourth of July holiday.
Police at the checkpoints will also be looking for motorists who are not wearing a seat belt, don't have a valid driver's license or don't have proof of insurance.
Tonight's checkpoint will be from 11:30 p.m. to Thursday 3:30 a.m. at Bob Wallace Avenue and Patton Road, Mastin Lake Road and Pulaski Pike, and Bailey Cove Road and Mountain Gap Road.
Isn't the whole point of having DUI checkpoints to catch people by surprise by the police being somewhere drunk drivers do not expect them to be? You know, the element of surprise? Now everyone who is planning on getting smashed and driving will just go around the checkpoints.
I wish they would be so generous with their information and extend this announcing trend to when they were planning helicopter flyovers looking for weed or perhaps the next time they plan to kick in my door they could give me a courtesy call beforehand, ya know? I'd damn sure appreciate it.