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Dayton DUI Attorney Charles Rowland > Posts tagged "OVI checkpoint"

DUI Checkpoints – Why They Exist

DUI Checkpoints & The Supreme Court DUI checkpoints, have been upheld by the United States Supreme Court. In the 1990 case of Michigan v. Sitz, 496 U.S. 444 (1990), the court reviewed a checkpoint scheme to detect drunk drivers. Michigan demonstrated that its checkpoint program was minimally intrusive. In addition, they relied heavily upon the fact that Michigan established and operated the DUI checkpoints pursuant to specific procedural safeguards. The Court relied heavily upon a decision of the California Supreme Court, Ingersoll v. Palmer, 742 P.2d 1299 (1987).  Like Sitz, the Ingersoll case placed strict procedural guidelines on the government. City of...

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Standardized Field Sobriety Tests: “Your Drunk Tests Are Hard”

Standardized Field Sobriety Tests One of the areas where a DUI attorney's experience is most obvious is in the cross-examination of the arresting officer on the issue of the standardized field sobriety tests.  The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) determines which tests, if any, is correlated with impairment by alcohol. Due to extensive testing, NHTSA determined that three tests were specific for alcohol intoxication: the HGN (horizontal gaze nystagmus), the walk & turn test and the one leg stand test. This three-test battery are now referred to as the "standardized field sobriety tests." Why Is This Important? Because the officer is using...

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Happy Halloween From All Of Us At Dayton DUI

Happy Halloween from all of us at Dayton DUI “I think if human beings had genuine courage, they'd wear their costumes every day of the year, not just on Halloween. Wouldn't life be more interesting that way? And now that I think about it, why the heck don't they? Who made the rule that everybody has to dress like sheep 364 days of the year? Think of all the people you'd meet if they were in costume every day. People would be so much easier to talk to - like talking to dogs. ” ― Douglas Coupland, The Gum Thief Beware of the...

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Memorial Day OVI Checkpoint In Montgomery County (5/27/16)

AAA says more than 38 million Americans are expected to travel this holiday weekend.  This Memorial Day, there will be multiple saturation patrols and jurisdictions are setting up additional traffic patrols to make travel safer.  In addition to OVI (drunk driving) patrols, troopers will be looking for seat belt violations, texting while driving and speed offenses. There will be an OVI checkpoint in Montgomery County on Friday. If you find yourself in need of an attorney, Charles M. Rowland II (DaytonDUI) will be available 24/7 at (937) 776-2671.  "My staff and I are mobilized to help people who are from out of...

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Warren County OVI Checkpoint Tonight (April 8, 2016)

UPDATE: An OVI Checkpoint is set to be held in on US 22/3 in Warren County Friday Night. The Ohio State Highway Patrol, in conjunction with the Warren County Sheriff’s Office are holding a checkpoint from 8:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. on US 22/3 just north of Landen Drive in Deerfield Township, in Warren County.The checkpoint will also be held in conjunction with nearby saturation patrols. There will be an OVI checkpoint in Warren County this weekend. I will release the time and location via the DaytonDUI free text service. If you want to sign up, text DaytonDUI to 313131. Tell...

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St. Patrick’s Day OVI Checkpoints in Montgomery County

There will be two OVI checkpoints in Montgomery County on St. Patrick's Day. The first will be from 7 p.m. until approximately 9 p.m. at 10501 Success Ln. near Austin Pike. The second is from approximately 9:30 p.m. until midnight at 790 Miamisburg-Centerville Rd. Both of these locations are in Washington Township. In addition to the OVI checkpoints, there will be an all-out police effort to detect and deter drunk drivers. Multiple jurisdictions are conducting saturation patrols through the weekend and placing extra officers on duty. If you need help regarding an OVI offense, please call Charles Rowland - Dayton DUI at...

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How Does Ohio Spend Federal Grant Money On OVI?

Earlier this week I gave you a breakdown of the grant money received by Ohio in fiscal year 2015 from various federal grant programs. As you will recall the total was a whopping $18,020,292.  Of that money, $5,028,774 was received by Ohio in FY 2015 to fight OVI. This post will focus on the Section 405(d) grants that are specifically targeting impaired drivers.

Under the federal program (SAFETEA-LU), Ohio was eligible for this grant in one of two ways:

St. Patrick’s Day OVI Checkpoints Are Coming – Be Prepared

This is a reminder to sign up for the free DaytonDUI text alerts prior to the St. Patrick's Day OVI checkpoint onslaught.  Just text DaytonDUI (one word) to 313131 and you're all good. We have improved the service so that it remains useful and free.  We are in the process of re-re-re-inventing the DaytonDUI app agains, so stay on the lookout.  If you need the help of an attorney 24-7 please call Charlie at DaytonDUI at (937) 776-2671. During the day call (937) 318-1384 to schedule a free consultation. ...

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The Finger Dexterity Test

In the movie, The Man With Two Brains, Steve Martin's character is subject to ridiculous roadside sobriety tests. Some of the tests to which Ohio drivers are subjected are also suspect.  One such test is the Finger Dexterity test. While not part of the three-test Standardized Field Sobriety Test battery, the Finger Dexterity test is prescribed by officer training as a tool to be used to determine if the officer is justified in continuing the detention of the driver.  If reasonable articulable suspicion of impairment is shown, the officer is justified in asking the driver to exit the car to take...

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