Bangor police to conduct alcohol roadblocks throughout December

Posted Dec. 01, 2011, at 4:21 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — With the holiday season in full swing, police are on a mission to educate people about the dangers and consequences of driving under the influence.

The Bangor Police Department will be conducting informational roadblocks associated with operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs throughout December, with the first coming on Friday. Various roadblocks will be located throughout the city, police Sgt. Paul Edwards said.

“We’ve passed out pamphlets [in the past] and information about the dangers of drunk driving,” Edwards said.

Edwards is also warning drivers to wear their safety belts, have their vehicles registered and inspected, and to find a designated driver or use public transportation if they consume alcohol at a party or local establishment.

He said other informational roadblocks will be held at dates to be determined later in the month.

Edwards said the roadblocks will be conducted from “8 or 9 in the evening to 1 or 2 in the morning.”