Maine police will be conducting additional drunk driving enforcement this summer thanks to the award of $109,030 in federal money from the Maine Bureau of Highway Safety.

Director Richard E. Perkins said the grants to 36 municipal police departments and county sheriff’s departments will be used to fund officer’s overtime for OUI enforcement between now and the end of September.

Perkins said a similar grant last year by his bureau resulted in 321 drivers being arrested for drunk driving as a result of the additional enforcement.

“Summertime on Maine highways is when alcohol and driving are at their peak and this funding will give police an added resource to remove the drunk driver from the road,” Perkins said.

The money will be used for OUI roadblocks and for additional OUI patrols, he said.

Here are the area departments awarded OUI funding:

• Androscoggin Sheriff’s Office, $1,462

• Auburn Police Department, $3,496

• Farmington Police Department, $2,775

• Lewiston Police Department, $3,688

• Norway Police Department, $2,042

• Oxford County SO, $3,698

• Paris Police Department, $2,220

• Rumford Police Department, $3,700

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