Firework ordinance under review after Fourth of July weekend incidents

Local News

DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Over the holiday weekend, the Dothan Police Department received over 2,400 dispatch calls for multiple incidents, ranging from people and police officers being assaulted to fires being started, to people getting hurt from fireworks.

Because fireworks are illegal within Dothan city limits, the police chief says these events have caused the city to re-evaluate the firework ordinance to make it stronger.

“The city of Dothan is committed to the safety of our citizens and that’s what we are going to do,” Dothan Police Chief, Will Benny said. “That’s why we’re going to pull this ordinance look at it, see how we can beef it up, and give our police officers and fire prevention people more tools to be able to prosecute and put people that violate this law in jail.”

Chief Benny is working on gathering more information and video of the events this past weekend. WDHN will bring you updates as soon as we get those details.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Trending Stories