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No Sobriety Checkpoints In Columbus

In a rare and unexpected move, there will be No Sobriety checkpoints in Columbus.  There will be no grant-funded drunk driving checkpoints in Columbus. The Columbus Division of Police has declined to accept grant funds.  According to the Columbus Dispatch, Sgt. Michael Smith told law enforcement partners, "By order of Chief Jacobs, grant funding has been declined to fund future sobriety checkpoints operations."In addition, "It is with great disappointment that I report to you that Columbus Division of Police no longer has a formal OVI task force." This means that Columbus will rely upon traditional policing to target impaired drivers instead of...

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Ohio DUI Law: How To Fight A Urine Test

In order to successfully defend a urinalysis case, a DUI defense lawyer must be familiar with Ohio's DUI law (O.R.C. 4511.19) and the Ohio Administrative Code sections which apply to the collection, storing, transporting and testing of the urine specimen.  Amphetamine, cocaine, heroine, Marijuana, Methamphetamine, Phencyclidine and L.S.D. are specifically mentioned in Ohio's DUI/OVI statute as illegal controlled substances. The law states how much of each substance must be detected in a chemical test of urine, whole blood, blood plasma, and/or blood serum in order to sustain a charge.  While less reliable than a blood or breath test, the urine...

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Toledo DUI: Circle Toledo Enforcement Initiative Announced

More than 30 different police agencies in the Toledo Metro Area will take part in Circle Toledo, which will start Friday and run through Saturday.  Similar to recent enforcement efforts in Columbus, the Patrol will be on the look out for any reason to pull over drivers who they suspect may be driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.  Toledo may have been chosen because the area has seen an increase in traffic fatalities from 19 to 31 over the same time period from last year.  The Circle Toledo blitz will run for the next four weeks.   DUI attorney Charles M....

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Intoxilyzer 8000 Under Fire, Shady Business Alleged

Here is a great video from NBC 4 in Columbus.  It talks about how the Intoxilyzer 8000 is a monumental failure.  What's more, the person who forced Ohio to purchase these machines is now working for CMI, the company that manufactures them.  "It is very shady that the individual that masterminded the contract with CMI would be permitted to go work for that company approximately 13 months after he left his employment with Ohio," said Columbs DUI defense attorney Jon Saia. DUI attorney Charles M. Rowland II dedicates his practice to defending the accused drunk driver in Fairborn, Dayton, Springfield, Kettering, Vandalia,...

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Columbus, Ohio: Innocent Or Not, You’re Paying Us

[From the National Motorists Association, July 20, 2010] If you’ve read any of our articles in the past, you know that red light ticket cameras have a way of helping city council members forget about basic due process rights.This story from 10TV News in Ohio shows that Columbus, Ohio’s program is one of the worst in that respect: According to Columbus policy, a driver has to pay $95 to have a hearing.  If the driver does not pay, he or she loses.  If he or she pays late, the payment rises to...

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Ohio to Purchase Intoxilyzer 8000

COLUMBUS -- State officials on Monday agreed to spend $6.4 million on a controversial brand of portable breathalyzer machines that have resulted in hundreds of drunken driving cases across the country being dropped.In fact, the president of the company that makes the Intoxilyzer 8000, faces a contempt hearing next week in Arizona for not complying with a judges order to reveal the machines software to prove whether it produces reliable blood-alcohol readings.The company, CMI Inc. of Owensboro, Ky., has racked up more than $2 million in fines -- and counting -- in Florida...

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Ohio Cop Reprimanded for Making More Arrests than Tickets

Madison Township, Ohio officer tied for the most criminal arrests is reprimanded for not writing enough speeding tickets. A Madison Township, Ohio police officer whose record of busting real criminals is unbeaten found himself reprimanded for failing to focus on writing traffic tickets. The Columbus Dispatch reports that Officer Ken Braden only wrote 85 tickets last year when his most prolific fellow officer wrote 388 while arresting fewer criminals. For that, Police Chief Greg Ryan punished Braden. "He gets paid as much as the other officers," Ryan told the Dispatch. "He should do as much work as the other officers."Ryan boasts that...

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