Law enforcement steps up patrols for Memorial Day weekend

State police will be on the lookout for unbuckled drivers and other violations this Memorial Day weekend.

ELLSWORTH — State police are planning additional patrols and several special enforcement efforts beginning Friday for the long Memorial Day weekend.

Col. Robert Williams, chief of the state police, said troopers will be looking for drivers who are drunk, aggressive, speeding, texting or not wearing their seat belts. The chief said the Maine Turnpike and the Interstate, the state’s two busiest roads, will be a priority for the additional enforcement, but troopers also will be heavily patrolling the state’s secondary roads. The state police plane will be assisting in the weekend enforcement efforts.

In addition to the state police enforcement effort, 83 other local and county police agencies are taking part in the annual “Buckle Up – No Excuses” campaign cracking down on those who don’t use their seat belts.

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