Checkpoints planned

BAR HARBOR — The Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Police departments, along with Acadia National Park law enforcement rangers, plan road safety/sobriety checkpoints to detect impaired driving.

“Officers and rangers will make every effort to ensure stops will be brief and that any inconvenience will be minimized,” the departments said in a statement. “When a checkpoint is set up, all vehicles passing will be stopped. If alcohol or drug use is detected, officers and rangers can arrest the driver on a charge of operating under the influence.”

It is illegal to possess an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle and no person under the age of 21 may possess alcohol.

The checkpoints are expected to continue well into the fall season.


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