The Ellsworth Police Department announced on Thursday, December 27th that they would be conducting a sobriety checkpoint on Saturday, December 29th.

The checkpoint is scheduled to begin at 9PM and is funded by a grant by the Maine Bureau of Highway Safety specifically for OUI enforcement.

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