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Dayton DUI Defense Attorney Earns Certification

Dayton DUI defense attorney Charles M. Rowland II has earned certification in the administration and evaluation of standardized field sobriety tests by attending the Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Certification Student Course (NHTSA Course). This training course certified Charles Rowland in the most current NHTSA approved SFST training curriculum. This is the same NHTSA SFST training course that law enforcement officers are trained in nationwide and testify to in court. Certified attorneys are trained in: Perspectives on recognizing driving behavior exhibited by impaired drivers; Attitudes and skills in detecting the impaired driver; Understanding the tasks...

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MADD Secures Passage of ROADS SAFE Amendment

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="180" caption="Image via Wikipedia"][/caption]Today, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (M.A.D.D.) secured passage of the ROADS SAFE Amendment as part of the Motor Vehicle Safety Act. The amendment was approved by voice vote in the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee. The amendment provides $12 million per year over five years to help boost the research for the Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety, or DADSS. DADSS is the result of a cooperative research agreement between the Automotive Coalition for Traffic Safety (ACTS), comprised of the world’s leading auto manufacturers, and the National...

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Vertical Gaze Nystagmus Test

Vertical Gaze Nystagmus Not Accepted in Ohio When an Ohio law enforcement officer gives you the 'pen test' they are looking for an involuntary jerking of the eyes often associated with ingestion of alcohol.  NHTSA Student Manual at VIII-8.  This test is called the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus test (HGN).  According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, the HGN test is the most reliable of the standardized field sobriety tests. NHTSA Student Manual VII-2.The officer is also trained to raise the pen above your line of sight to check your eyes vertically. NHTSA Student Manual at Section VIII.  This test is...

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Drunk Driving Billboards Are Meant to Instill Fear

Here is a DUI billboard which is appearing right now in Austin, Texas.  The stated goal of the NHTSA (drunk driver detection) training that police officers undergo is to instill fear of arrest in the public.  Is it a good idea to make every citizen fear the police?  What kind of impact does this have on law enforcement?  It is the position of Charles M. Rowland that people who live in a free country should not be intimidated by their police force.  Further, the cause of eliminating impaired drivers is hurt when there is a wide-spread perception that officers are...

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