News Briefs: Westport Police conduct DUI enforcement; Free lifeguard certification training
Westport police DUI enforcement
WESTPORT — Throughout the remainder of the holiday season, the Westport Police Department will be supplementing its normal routine patrol personnel with additional officers to target those driving under the influence, according to a news release.
The legal limit is 0.08 blood alcohol concentration, but the limit for those under 21 is 0.02. Operating under the influence can result in arrest, fines, court fees, embarrassment and potentially loss of life, should one be involved in a motor vehicle accident.
Free lifeguard certification training
The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is recruiting lifeguards for the 2019 summer season at the eight state parks’ guarded beaches, including Sherwood Island State Park in Westport.
DEEP is offering American Red Cross Lifeguarding classes for free to those interested in becoming a lifeguard for the Connecticut State Park system
Classes are available for those with no current certification and for those whose current certification will expire before the summer. All trainings will be at Woodrow Wilson Middle School, 1 Wilderman’s Way, Middletown. The review class is from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Dec. 28 and 12:30 to 7 p.m. on Dec. 29. The class for those new to the program will be held at all of those times, as well as from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Dec. 30.
Lifeguards must be at least 16 years old by May 25 and lifeguard supervisors must be at least 18 years old. Those hired will work from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., five days a week, including weekends and holidays.