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Dayton DUI Attorney Charles Rowland > Posts tagged "Highway patrol" (Page 4)

Ohio DUI Crackdown Begins Friday

The Ohio State Highway Patrol has announced that their "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" Ohio DUI crackdown will begin Friday, August 16 and last through Labor Day.  During the enforcement period, Ohio DUI law enforcement partners have planned more than 7,000 enforcement hours and more than 900 hours of DUI saturation patrols around Ohio. “Law enforcement partners across the state will be out in full force to ensure people are making the right decisions on our roads,” said Ohio Department of Public Safety Director John Born. “Impaired driving is a serious matter, and the message is clear – drive sober or...

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Wrong Way Crashes and DUI

A new study commissioned on behalf of the Ohio State Highway Patrol concluded that more than half of wrong-way drivers were suspected of alcohol or drug impairment.  According to the study, 60 wrong-way collisions between January 2011 and April 2013 resulted in 31 deaths. Some notable findings in the report:> The death rate in wrong-way collisions (37 percent) was more than 100 times higher than in all crashes on Ohio roadways (0.35 percent) during the reporting period. > 57 percent of wrong-way drivers were men. > Among age groups, 23 percent were from ages of 16-25, 21 percent were from 36-45 and 21 percent...

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Ohio’s First Post-McNeeley Blood Draw Case

In State v. Hollis, 2013-Ohio-2586, the Fifth Appellate District was faced with an appeal of a decision from the Richland County Common Pleas Court. The case was the first forced blood draw decision following the United States Supreme Court ruling in Missouri v. McNeeley, which held "that in drunk-driving inves- tigations, the natural dissipation of alcohol in the bloodstream does not constitute an exigency in every case sufficient to justify conducting a blood test without a warrant.  The decision of the court used the previous rules for exigent circumstances as set forth in Schmerber v. California and does not address or rely upon...

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Bears In The Air: OSP To Target Distracted Drivers

If you are driving distracted this week watch out!  The Ohio State Highway Patrol will be joining forces with other members of the 6-State Trooper Project for a distracted driving enforcement and awareness effort June 16 – 22 in an effort to reduce distracted driving related crashes and raise awareness about the dangers distracted driving creates.  The Patrol’s aviation section will assist road troopers from the air by focusing on crash causing violations that may be caused by distracted driving, including; aggressive driving, marked lanes violations, following too closely and driving left of center. This effort dove tails with the continuing national...

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Springfield (Clark County) OVI Checkpoint (June 14th)

There will be an OVI checkpoint in Clark County tonight!  The checkpoint will take place in Springfield along West North St. and will begin at 7:30 p.m.  The checkpoint will be accompanied by aggressive saturation patrols and a crackdown on seatbelt laws as part of the Click It or Ticket campaign. If you want to receive updated information on OVI checkpoints,  enhanced traffic enforcement, saturation patrols and other important developments that affect you, sign up for text alerts on the main page of this blog.  Text alerts will be sent directly to your mobile device/smartphone in the location you choose in the Miami Valley.  In the past...

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No OVI Checkpoint Info For This Weekend

Please be advised that i will be out of the office Friday, June 7th.  Due to my absence, I will not be posting any OVI checkpoint information.  Nor will I be sending out any DaytonDUI text alerts.  Luckily, the major law enforcement initiatives we saw over the Memorial Day weekend may cause this to be a very slow week.  You can check the following sources for OVI checkpoint information: Ohio State Highway Patrol, WDTN, Dayton Daily News, WHIO and the Springfield Sun.  Thanks for your understanding.Charles M. Rowland II...

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Ohio DUI Law: Crossing Jurisdictional Lines

Suppose a person sits at a bar in Richmond, Indiana listening to John Mellencamp on the juke box and drinks to a point where he exceed the .08% BAC limit in Indiana.  The person then gets in his car and drives from Richmond, Indiana into Ohio.  While in Ohio and still in excess of the .08% BAC limit he drives through Eaton, Preble County, Ohio.  Leaving Enon, the driver is noticed by a citizen who alerts the Enon Police Department and the Ohio State Highway Patrol about erratic driving and "Jack & Diane" being played very loudly in violation of...

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Driving Under The Influence of Google Glass

Distracted driving has drawn the attention of lawmakers.  Google Glass, the new product expected to be the next "big" thing, has been targeted as making us a nation of distracted drivers.  People who have never seen, let alone used, Google Glass are prepared to ban the product and strengthen laws against distracted driving.  The Ohio State Highway Patrol puts information about distracted driving on it's website in a Distracted Driving Bulletin.They cite the following statistic: In Ohio, there were 31,231 crashes that were caused by distracted driving from 2009 to 2011. This includes 74 fatal crashes and 7,825 injury crashes.  Ohio...

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Darke County OVI Checkpoint (May 23, 2013)

The Ohio State Highway Patrol, announced today that an OVI checkpoint will be held from 6-8 p.m. tonight on US127, in Darke County.If you want to receive updated information on OVI checkpoints,  enhanced traffic enforcement, saturation patrols and other important developments that affect you, sign up for text alerts on the main page of this blog.  Text alerts will be sent directly to your mobile device/smartphone in the location you choose in the Miami Valley.  In the past month we have alerted our followers to the State Route 35 traffic initiative and three local sobriety checkpoints.  You should also know that we respect your...

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Bellefontaine OVI Checkpoint (May 11, 2013)

The Ohio State Highway Patrol, in conjunction with the Logan County Sheriff’s Office and the Bellefontaine Police Department announced a sobriety checkpoint will be held from 11 p.m. Saturday to 1 a.m. Sunday on South Main Street in Bellefontaine. The checkpoint will also be held in conjunction with nearby saturation patrols.If you want to receive updated information on OVI checkpoints,  enhanced traffic enforcement, saturation patrols and other important developments that affect you, sign up for text alerts .  Text alerts will be sent directly to your mobile device/smartphone in the location you choose in the Miami Valley.  In the past month we have alerted...

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