Troopers to crackdown on speeding, DUI in Alabama

The Associated Press Published: Wednesday, August 13, 2008 at 2:33 p.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, August 13, 2008 at 2:33 p.m.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. - More than 125 additional state troopers will be on Alabama's roads and highways later this month as part of a crackdown on speeding and drunken driving.

Gov. Bob Riley and Public Safety Director Col. Christopher Murphy said Wednesday the extra troopers would be out the week of Aug. 18-24 as part of the "Take Back Our Highways" traffic safety campaign.
Riley's communications director, Jeff Emerson, says overtime for state troopers will be funded partly by federal grants. Troopers in Tennessee and Mississippi will also be participating in the crackdown.
Riley said troopers would also be looking to crack down on seat belt violations and incidents of aggressive driving.
Murphy credited several similar crackdowns in the last year for reducing the number of traffic fatalities in the state.