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Dayton DUI Attorney Charles Rowland > Posts tagged "drunk driving" (Page 38)

How Does A Sobriety Check Point Operate?

There are three stages to a sobriety checkpoint. “As traffic goes through the initial checkpoint, everybody stops,” explained Summit County Sergeant Todd Belcher from State Highway Patrol. “Every vehicle is checked. We have about five officers on the roadway. We refer to this as ‘the line.’”If the vehicle is diverted, they are questioned further. “They ask them a few more questions to see if they still detect the odor or any other signs of impairment. They would probably do standardized sobriety field testing which included checking of the eyes, and the one legged stand test. If there is probable cause...

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Ohio State Highway Patrol DUI Labor Day Effort Announced

Image via WikipediaThe Ohio State Highway Patrol announced their plans for the upcoming Labor Day holiday weekend. The Patrol will focus on removing impaired drivers from our roadways and urging motorists to think twice before getting behind the wheel while impaired. Troopers will be out in full force in an effort to reduce fatalities over the long weekend.To see more from the Ohio State Highway Patrol, visit the web site HERE. ...

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Ohio OVI Law: Fellow Officer Rule (State v. Townsley)

Here's another reason never to go to a garage sale!  State v. Townsley, 2010-Ohio-3350, 5th District Court of Appeals July 19, 2010: A retired cop and his wife were having a yard sale when they noticed the Defendant stumbling around and reeking of alcohol.  When the Defendant got into his car and drove away, the retired officer called 911 to report the scofflaw.  Approximately twenty minutes the Defendant is stopped on suspicion of drunk driving.   The trial court denied the subsequent Motion to Suppress  finding that the "Fellow Officer" rule applied in justifying the stop.On Appeal, the Fifth...

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Ohio OVI Law: State v. Ridenour

Image by dumbeast via FlickrState v. Ridenour, 2010-Ohio-3373, 4th District Court of Appeals July 19: Here, the Defendant was involved in a fatal accident and law enforcement suspected OVI.  A trooper obtained a search warrant for the Defendant's blood  from a Meigs County Judge.  This created an issue as the Defendant was being treated  in a hospital in neighboring Gallia County.  The resulting blood test revealed a BAC of .176.  Defendant challenged the faulty search warrant via a motion to suppress.  The motion was denied and the Defendant was convicted of Aggravated Vehicular Assault.The 4th District Court of Appeals held that...

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Dayton Ohio OVI Checkpoint Update: August 28, 2010

No OVI checkpoints are scheduled to take place in the Miami Valley tonight (August 28, 2010).  OVI checkpoints will take place in Huron, Allen, Belmont, Lawrence and Cuyahoga Counties.  No information has been released about the location of the Lima,  Allen County OVI checkpoint.  Check out www.LimaDUI.com for information on how Charles M. Rowland II can defend your DUI case.Here's information from the Ohio State Highway Patrol about the checkpoint in Cleveland: The Elyria Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, in conjunction with the Cleveland Police Department, announced today that an OVI checkpoint will be held from 10 p.m. to...

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Springfield, Clark County OVI Checkpoint Tonight, Aug. 27th

There will be four OVI checkpoints across Ohio Friday night and four more on Saturday night.  There will be an OVI checkpoint tonight in Springfield, Clark County, Ohio around Rt. 40 and Rt. 68.  Times for this checkpoint have not been announced as of the filing of this update.  Check points have been announced  in Geauga County tonight, Cuyahoga County tomorrow.  Please check back or follow my twitter feed @DaytonDUI. If you are stopped tonight, please CONTACT Springfield, Ohio DUI lawyer Charles M. Rowland II at 937-318-1DUI (318-1384), 1-888-ROWLAND (888-769-5263), or text DaytonDUI (one word) to 50500. ...

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The BAC DataMaster: Margin of Error and Interfering Substances

HOW THE MACHINE WORKS[1]The BAC DataMaster is an evidential breath testing machine which works on the principles of infrared spectrophotometry.  Many vapors, including ethanol in the breath, absorb[2] infrared energy.  The machine captures a breath sample in its testing chamber and sends a beam of infrared energy through the sample.[3] When infrared energy passes through the ethanol molecule[4], the molecule begins to vibrate at its Hydro-Carbon bond and in the process uses up some, or all, of the energy.[5] Repeated scientific experimentation has allowed chemists to conclude that ethanol vibrates at – to varying degrees – are 3.4, 5 and...

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Ohio’s Habitual Offender Registry

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="210" caption="Image via Wikipedia"][/caption]If you have an OVI conviction after September 30, 2008 and you have four or more prior OVI (or equivalent) convictions in the past 20 years, you will be placed on the Ohio Habitual Offender Registry.  The Registry includes the name, address, and date of birth of offenders as well as their date of convictions.  The Registry is accessible to the public.  Offenders remain on the Registry until they no longer have five or more offenses within the past 20 years.The following offenses constitute "equivalent...

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Ohio OVI and Commercial Drivers

”But I was in my own car, on my own time!”[caption id="" align="alignright" width="180" caption="Image via Wikipedia"][/caption]If you have a commercial driver’s license an Ohio DUI charge can have devastating effects on your career.  Often clients who hold a commercial driver’s license fail to understand that Ohio’s OVI laws can affect your livelihood even if you receive a drunk driving charge while you are not operating a commercial vehicle.  If you plead guilty, or are found guilty, of an OVI (drunk driving) offense your commercial driver’s license will be taken away for one year.  If you are a second-time...

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Dayton DUI Checkpoint Set for Saturday August 21st

Image via WikipediaThe Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, the Trotwood Police, the Ohio State Highway Patrol and the Combined Agency OVI Task Force of Montgomery County will conduct an OVI checkpoint on Saturday, August 21, 2010.  The exact location of the checkpoint will not be announced until Saturday morning. If you are stopped tonight, please CONTACT Dayton Ohio DUI lawyer Charles M. Rowland II at 937-318-1DUI (318-1384), 1-888-ROWLAND (888-769-5263), or text DaytonDUI (one word) to 50500.  www.DaytonDUI.com has proudly served Dayton and the Miami Valley for over 15 years. "ALL I DO IS DUI DEFENSE" ...

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