ALEA addresses state line, roadways rumors

Published 10:43 am Thursday, April 9, 2020

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The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency on Wednesday addressed rumors swirling on whether law enforcement is setting up checkpoints at state lines and or banning motorists from entering the state.

Gov. Kay Ivey announced a stay-at-home order on April 3 to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. The order lasts until April 30.

“These are rumors,” said ALEA Secretary Hal Taylor. “ALEA State Troopers continue to patrol roadways daily, to promote public safety and to enforce the law. There are no plans to shut down our state borders.” 

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According to the stay-at-home order in effect until 5 p.m. April 30, every person is ordered to stay at his or her place of residence except as necessary to perform “essential” activity. There are exceptions, all of which are listed