AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Maine State Police say they'll be using unmarked cruisers, aircraft and extra troopers to enforce traffic laws for the Fourth of July holiday week.
The extra effort to crack down on aggressive and impaired drivers begins Friday and continues through next week.
Col. Robert Williams, chief of the state police, has also ordered a summer-long crackdown on motorists who are texting or not using seat belts. Williams says July and August are the busiest - and usually the deadliest - months on Maine roads.
In another initiative, state police and 50 local police and sheriff's departments are working in a coordinated effort through Labor Day to crack down on drunken drivers. The agencies are using $250,000 in federal funding to pay for additional patrols this summer.
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