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Dayton DUI Attorney Charles Rowland > Posts tagged "Highway patrol" (Page 3)

OSP Announces Super Bowl DUI Blitz

This week, the Ohio State Highway Patrol announced that they will conduct a Super Bowl DUI blitz.   The Super Bowl blitz is a joint operation of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), along with the National Football League (NFL) and Techniques for Effective Alcohol Management (TEAM) Coalition, have joined forces with the Ohio State Highway Patrol and the Ohio Traffic Safety Office (OTSO).  More than 99 local law enforcement agencies around the state will be providing extra enforcement funded by federal grants provided through OTSO.  During last year’s Super Bowl, the Patrol made 63 OVI...

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OVI Task Force Blitz Along US 27 This Weekend

As reported HERE in the Journal-Post, the Butler County and the Hamilton County OVI Task Force with the assistance of the Ohio State Highway Patrol will conduct an OVI Blitz along each county stretch of U.S. 27 on Friday and Saturday.  Police agencies not situated near U.S. 27 will also have additional officers in their jurisdictions looking for impaired drivers. Ohio DUI attorney Charles M. Rowland II dedicates his practice to defending the accused drunk driver in the Miami Valley and throughout Ohio.  He has the credentials and the experience to win your case and has made himself Dayton’s choice for drunk driving...

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Ohio DUI Law Enhances Habitual Offender Registry

Under Ohio DUI law, anyone with five or more convictions for OVI during the past 20 years is placed on the Ohio Habitual Offender Registry.  Of course, it would not be Ohio DUI law if there were not some quirks.  For example, out-of-state convictions do not count, nor do convictions more than 20 years old.  You must also have at least one conviction since September 30, 2008, the date when the law took effect.  Juveniles are included and dead people are not.  If you are involved in one incident which results in multiple charges, the conviction only counts once for...

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Get A Free Ride With Operation Ride Safe

Get a free cab ride with Operation Ride Safe.  If you consume too much to drive this Holiday season and you are in Montgomery County your ride is free.  Operation Arrive Safe, a program sponsored by the Montgomery County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office and the Ohio State Highway Patrol will pay for a cab to give you a lift.  This program, which was started in Christmas 2007, has provided over 800 cab rides to prevent drunk driving.  If you need a cab call Operation Ride Safe at (937) 449-9999.If you want to receive updated information on sobriety checkpoints,  enhanced traffic enforcement, saturation...

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Christmas DUI Blitz Along Rt. 4 Announced

The Ohio State Highway Patrol will be conducting a Christmas DUI enforcement action along Rt. 4 beginning this weekend.The OVI Task Forces of Clark County, Hamilton County, Butler County, Montgomery County, and the Ohio State Highway Patrol will conduct an Christmas DUI enforcement blitz along State Route 4 this Friday and Saturday.  In addition, the Ohio Investigative Unit will have agents working in the same area during the Christmas DUI blitz.  Other Task Force member departments that are not situated along SR-4 will also have extra officers working in their areas and searching for impaired drivers. Attorney Charles M. Rowland II dedicates...

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Drugged Driving Defense: The ARIDE Program

Drugged Driving defense attorneys are going to have to learn about the ARIDE program.  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s ARIDE course is described as a bridge between the Standardized Field Sobriety Test (SFST) and Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) courses.  ARIDE, which stands for Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement, is a 16-hour course that claims to teach officers how to look for signs of drug impairment (drugged driving) during traffic stops.  The SFST program trains officers to identify and assess drivers suspected of being under the influence of alcohol, while the DEC/DRE program provides more advanced training to evaluate suspected...

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Prescription Drug Addiction in Ohio; Where to Get Help

There is a public health epidemic in Ohio due to the use of opiate-based prescription painkillers.  Over the last decade the abuse of prescription drugs, a medical and legal crackdown have led to an increase in the use of heroin.  According to the Ohio Department of Drug & Alcohol Service, there are 67 pills for every man, woman and child in Ohio with the vast majority of Ohio homes having some form of a drug that may be abused.  Drug overdoses are at an all time high, averaging four deaths a day.  45 percent of the overdose deaths are attributable...

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Springfield OVI & The Clark County OVI Task Force

The Clark County OVI Task Force is a coalition of 13 area agencies formed last year following a $136,000 grant from the Ohio Traffic Safety Office.  The task force is made up of the Health District, Springfield Police Division, Clark County Sheriff’s Office, Ohio Highway Patrol, Ohio Department of Transportation, Clark County EMA, Springfield Fire and Rescue Box 27, Ohio Investigative Unit and police departments in North Hampton, Enon, South Charleston, Tremont City and German Twp.  The Clark County OVI Task Force is very active, routinely operating OVI checkpoints in and around Springfield.  Recently, the Clark County OVI Task Force has operated OVI checkpoints in...

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Drugged Driving: Roadside Saliva Tests

We have written about Ohio law enforcement's focus on drugged driving.  In particular, the Ohio State Highway Patrol has invested heavily in training officers in the Drug Recognition Expert protocol.  There are but a handful of police officers that after years of being on the road receive Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) training. Until recently, there were no approved portable roadside testers. This recently changed with Dräger offering into the market it’s newest device, the Dräger DrugTest ® 5000. It is a portable drug testing device that officers can use at roadside. It is based upon collecting oral fluid (mixed saliva)...

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Vandalia OVI checkpoint (September 13, 2013)

Vandalia OVI Checkpoint along US 40 If you live in Vandalia, be prepared for an OVI sobriety checkpoint.  The Vandalia Police Department, in conjunction with the Montgomery County OVI Task Force and the Ohio State Highway Patrol, announced today that a Vandalia OVI checkpoint will be held from 8 p.m. today to 2 a.m. Friday along US 40, just east of the airport access road near Beau Townsend Ford in Vandalia.  In addition to the Vandalia OVI checkpoint, the Clark County OVI Task Force has announced that they will be conducting an OVI checkpoint in Springfield Township (see previous post). The Vandalia OVI checkpoint will be accompanied by...

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