ALFRED, Maine — The York County Sheriff’s Office and the Regional Impaired Driving Enforcement team, also known as RIDE, are teaming up this weekend to conduct sobriety checkpoints throughout the county, the sheriff’s office announced Wednesday.

Enforcement activities will take place Saturday in Waterboro, Lyman and Arundel along Routes 111, 1 and 5.

The goal of the enforcement is to reduce driving under the influence and potential accidents that occur when a motorist is under the influence.

The enforcement is being funded by the Maine Bureau of Highway Safety and members of the RIDE team are experienced in detecting impaired drivers and are also expert drug recognition technicians.

The RIDE team will consist of members of the sheriff’s office, state police and police departments in York County.

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