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

The Finger Dexterity Test

The Finger Dexterity Test, "Damn, Your Drunk Tests Are Hard." 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.The Finger Dexterity test is not a Standard Field Sobriety Test. It has not been recognized by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. It is arbitrary and of little value. However, this test is a favorite amongst Ohio law enforcement officers.  Try the test yourself. I have administered this test on countless individuals...

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DUI Checkpoints – Why They Exist

  DUI Checkpoints & The Supreme CourtDUI 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.Sign up...

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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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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.Sign up for DUI Checkpoint alerts to be notified about checkpoints in the Montgomery County area. If...

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