AUGUSTA — Maine police agencies are beefing up patrols for the Memorial Day holiday weekend.

State police Col. Robert Williams says state police as well as sheriff’s deputies and local police officers will be on the lookout for drunk and aggressive drivers and motorists who aren’t wearing seatbelts.

Williams also says state police and 61 other Maine police agencies are taking part in a two-week effort to encourage seat belt use. The Maine Bureau of Highway Safety has awarded $139,000 in federal money to pay for the statewide effort to fund overtime patrols for officers looking for seat belt violators.

The patrols coincide with a national campaign funded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The initiative continues until June 3.