The Ellsworth Police Department announced that they would be conducting OUI Checkpoints August 8th - 11th between the hours of 9 PM and 2 AM.

The sobriety checkpoints are funded by grants from the Maine Bureau of Highway Safety

Every time we share the posts from the Hancock County Sheriff's Department or Ellsworth Police Department about a planned checkpoint, we get questioned why they and we are sharing this information. this is why .... from the website

For a DUI checkpoint to be valid, law enforcement must advertise that they will be setting up the checkpoint prior to doing so. The general idea is that if a member of the public knows about the checkpoint, they have the option of avoiding it. If they choose not to avoid it, then they have consented to the minimal intrusion created by the DUI checkpoint