Overview

 

The Academy appreciates all the professionals who contributed to the original development of the Intoxilyzer program in Maine.  Their work created a sound foundation from which we continue to strengthen the program.

 

It is with the support of the Maine Bureau of Highway Safety (MeBHS) and Director Lauren Stewart that the program continues to excel.  With the assistance of MeBHS, Maine's Intoxilyzer breath-testing sites have transitioned from the Intoxilyzer 5000-EN to the Intoxilyzer 8000.  The MeBHS funding of training initiatives, supplies, program and equipment upgrades, along with the staff at the Department of Health and Environmental Testing Laboratory (HETL), is sincerely appreciated and necessary for the continued success of the program.

 

Thanks to Robert Morgner, retired, and Maria Pease current chemist and Breath Testing Program Administrator at the Maine Health and Environmental Testing Laboratory.  Their background and experience with the breath testing program has been crucial to the program. This continued professional oversight ensures that our high standards will be maintained into the future.

 

Special thanks are due to the following instructors for their hard work and oversight in the Breath Testing program and for their work on the program upgrades.  As senior instructors, they have worked diligently to improve program standards and ensure that the Breath Testing Device (Intoxilyzer training at the academy meets those standards.  The continued support of their agencies has made it possible for them to provide oversight for the program:

 

Sergeant Don Finnegan, retired, Rockland Police Department.

 

Detective Robert Libby, retired, South Portland Police Department,

 

Sergeant Douglas Maifeld, retired, Rumford Police Department,

 

Scot Mattox, Esq. Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor, MeBHS

 

I would also like to thank the certified Breath Testing Device (BTD) instructors and site coordinators for their work in keeping our program standards consistent.  Without the diverse network of these officers, it would not be possible to maintain our certification standards statewide. 

 

As a group, we are all working to provide the best possible training and experience for the BTD operator.  The continued success of this program as well as impaired driving programs overall, ultimately rests with the ability of the BTD operator and the investigating officer.  

James A. Lyman

MCJA Training Supervisor, Impaired Driving Programs