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Dayton DUI Attorney Charles Rowland > DUI Law  > Drugs & Alcohol (Page 10)

DUID: Driving Under the Influence of Drugs

Image via WikipediaSenate Bill 8 criminally penalizes motorists who drive with levels of THC above 2 ng/ml in their blood and/or levels of the inactive marijuana metabolite THC-COOH in their urine above 35 ng/ml. Ohio is only the third state to pass per se DUID (driving under the influence of drugs) legislation for motorists with trace levels of THC in their blood, and it is the sixth to criminalize motorists who drive with levels of non-psychoactive marijuana metabolites in their bodily fluid.NORML Senior Policy Analyst Paul Armentano called SB 8 an "all out assault on Ohio's marijuana smoking community." He said: "THC...

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Dangers of Texting Outweigh Drinking or Smoking Marijuana

Texting while Driving Even More Dangerous than Driving while Drunk or High on Marijuana Research in Great Britain has found that texting behind the wheel is more dangerous than driving while intoxicated or under the influence of marijuana (cannabis).  The study used a driving simulator with young drivers aged 17 to 24. Writing or reading text messages reduced reaction time by 35%. In comparison reaction time dropped 21% for those under the influence of marijuana and 12% for those who were legally intoxicated by alcohol.  The ability of to keep a vehicle in a lane dropped by 91% for those texting,...

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Forced Blood Draws in Ohio DUI Cases

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="180" caption="Forced Blood Draws"][/caption]A law that will go into effect Tuesday, Sept. 30, states drivers with prior DUI offenses who are suspected of driving while drunk must take a breath-alcohol test.  If drivers refuse, authorities can take them to get a mandatory blood or urine test.  The law intends to help prosecutors in cases of repeat offenders and deter drunken driving. Repeat offenders used to be able to refuse a breath-alcohol test.  www.DaytonDailyNews.com If you find yourself facing a DUI/OVI charge in the Miami Valley, contact Charles M. Rowland II at 937-318-1DUI or 1-888-ROWLAND. ...

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Name That Drug… from the DEA

Image via WikipediaCan you identify this drug?If you can't, and you need to, you can visit http://www.dea.gov/photo_library.html for a pretty impressive listing of commonly abused drugs.  The Photo Library is a service of the United States Drug Enforcement Administration.It is interesting to note that despite having a record of shameful futility in the "Drug War" the DEA proudly boasts "35 years of Excellence" on this site.  Imagine how good other parts of our world could be if we let these talented and proud warriors fight against a real enemy.  (By the way...

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DUID, Driving Under the Influence of Drugs

"When compared to alcohol, cannabis is detected far less often in accident-involved drivers.  Drummer et al. (2003) cited several studies and found that alcohol was detected in 12.5% to 79% of drivers involved in accidents.  With regard to crash risk, a large study conducted by Borkenstein, Crowther, Shumate, Zeil and Zylman (1964) compared BAC in approximately 6,000 accident-involved drivers and 7,600 nonaccident controls.  They determined the crash risk for each BAC by comparing the number of accident-involved drivers with detected levels of alcohol at each BAC to the number of non-accident control drivers with the same BAC.  They found that...

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