Route 1 A is one of the most dangerous roads in Eastern Maine. Friday night, May 12th, the Hancock County Sheriff's Department and Ellsworth Police Department were out en force conducting the first large scale speed enforcement detail of the season, using funding from the Department of Highway Safety. They did this prior to the sobriety checkpoints.

According to the posting from the Hancock County Sheriff's Department on their Facebook Page 81 motorists were stopped for going FASTER than 70 in the posted 55 mile per hour area.

In case you were wondering the fine schedule is 1-9  mph over the speed limit is $119, 10-14 mph over the speed limit is $137, 15-19 mph over the speed limit is $185, 20-24 mph over the speed limit is $215 and 25-29 mph over the speed limit is $263. If you happen to be going 30 miles per hour over the speed limit you'll likely be charged with criminal speeding and may end up with a ride to jail in the back seat of the cruiser.