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DUI & The International Driver’s License

In Ohio, there is no such thing as an international driver’s license for United States citizens.  If you are using an “international driver’s license” in place of a state-issued license, you should stop immediately. It is illegal, and if caught, you will face criminal charges.  If your Ohio State driver's license has been revoked due to a DUI (now called OVI), you cannot drive here on any other license. If you have a valid license from somewhere else, you may be able to drive in other jurisdictions. Check with local counsel. If, however, you are a new arrival to the United States...

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License Plate Light Not Illuminated (O.R.C. 4513.05)

In Ohio, it is illegal to operate a motor vehicle without a white light illuminating the rear registration plate. See O.R.C. 4513.05.  This law is often used as a pretext for a traffic stop which allows the officer to come into contact with the motorist.  Here is a full text of the law.  4513.05 Tail lights and illumination of rear license plate. (A) Every motor vehicle, trackless trolley, trailer, semitrailer, pole trailer, or vehicle which is being drawn at the end of a train of vehicles shall be equipped with at least one tail light mounted on the rear which, when lighted,...

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Ohio’s Open Container Law, O.R.C. 4301.62

It is illegal to possess in public an open container of an alcoholic beverage. Conviction of this offense carries a maximum penalty of a $150 fine. Consumption of alcohol in a motor vehicle is a fourth-degree misdemeanor with maximum penalties of 30 days imprisonment or a $250 fine or both.  If you are facing an OVI (drunk driving) charge, an open container or any other alcohol-related charge, please contact Charles M. Rowland II at (937) 318-1384 or visit www.DaytonDUI.com.  Below is the full text of Ohio's Open Container Law. OPEN CONTAINER LAW 4301.62 Opened container of beer or intoxicating liquor prohibited at...

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Ohio Beer Guide

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="240" caption="Image via Wikipedia"][/caption] This article is from a great site www.OhioBeerGuide.com, a great site for everything about Ohio's best in all things beer! 'Tis the season for good beer… but then it always is! This season we have several returning beers and a few new ones. Most of these are little higher in alcohol, and are usually spiced with nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, allspice, coriander, orange peel, cloves, and/or other seasonal spices. Always a favorite, Great Lakes Brewing Christmas Ale is available on tap at numerous locations and at your favorite grocery store. Thirsty Dog’s 12 Dogs of Christmas is also back again...

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Buckeye Traffic Information

Image via Wikipedia A great web site for travelers is www.BuckeyeTraffic.org.  The site is run by the Ohio Department of Transportation and gives updates on weather, traffic, construction and other driver-relevant information.  If you want to know more about traffic laws within the State of Ohio, please contact traffic attorney Charles M. Rowland II at 937-879-9542 ...

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Dayton, Ohio’s Brewing History

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="144" caption="Image by Firesign via Flickr"][/caption] Prior to Prohibition, Dayton had a booming brewery industry.  The Dayton Brewing Company, Stickle Brewery, Wehner Brewery, Riverside Brewery and the Third Street Brewery boomed after lager was introduced in 1852.  Lager reminded the Germans of their hometown and the lighter taste appealed to everyone else.  "By 1908 more the 200,000 barrels were being made annually, with $300,000 being paid each year in wages." Dalton, Breweries of Dayton (A Toast to Brewers from the Gem City 1810-1961).  Ohio, having one of the strongest prohibition movements,...

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Ohio Liquor Sales Hit Record High

Image via Wikipedia Today the Dayton Daily News reported that liquor sales in Ohio hit a record high of $719.2 million in 2008, a 4.75 percent increase over 2007.  The amount of liquor sold — 10.5 million gallons — represented a 2.64 percent increase over 2007. The numbers released Thursday represent liquor containing more than 21 percent alcohol. The top selling liquor was Kamchatka Vodka, at 380,465 gallons, followed by Jack Daniels Tennessee Whiskey, Bacardi Superior Light Rum, Captain Morgan Spiced Rum and Jagermeister.  The industry contributed $298 million to the state.  Who drinks Kamchatka Vodka? Source: http://www.daytondailynews.com/search/content/gen/ap/OH_Liquor_Sales.html ...

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Economy Changes Alcohol Spending Habits

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="133" caption="Image by Martin Beek via Flickr"][/caption] Tough economic times may be having an impact on the way people spend their money on alcohol, but the poor economy isn't necessarily slowing drinkers down, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Sept. 7. Alcohol sales are up in some parts of the country despite the sluggish economy, and research from the Nielsen Company -- which monitors purchasing habits and trends -- found that 80 percent of Americans are spending as much as usual on alcohol. In the short term, the availability of less expensive brands of alcohol,...

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