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Dayton DUI Attorney Charles Rowland > Posts tagged "Ohio" (Page 81)

Ohio: Photo Enforcement Is Coming

[caption id="attachment_4889" align="alignright" width="150" caption="Ohio: Photo Enforcement is coming!"][/caption]The anger generated by Photo-enforcement is growing.  California residents have taken action against the robo-photo-cop by starting www.highwayrobbery.com.  Arizona's elected Treasurer has come out against the scheme as unconstitutional.  Also, my favorite organization, The National Motorists Association is sending out a mailing which aids citizens in determining if the cops are shortening the yellow light.  http://www.shortyellowlights.com/ According to the Texas Transportation Institute, when the yellow light timing is one second shorter than the bare minimum recommended amount, violations increase by 110% (view study).  Stay alert...

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Dayton Issues DUI “Party Plates”

By Lucas Sullivan Staff Writer Wednesday, October 01, 2008Since 2004, Ohio law has required that judges assign special license plates to drivers with multiple drunken-driving convictions who still need a car.But only 8,500 vehicles bore these "DUI plates" through the end of last year even though 33,000 Ohio drivers have five or more drunken driving convictions, according to the Ohio Department of Public Safety.The reluctance by Municipal Court judges to issue these plates is evident in Montgomery County, which ranks last among Ohio counties with at least 500,000 residents, in the...

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Dayton Drunk Driving Roadblock Announced

[caption id="attachment_5192" align="alignright" width="150" caption="www.DaytonDUI.com, 937-318-1DUI"][/caption]The Montgomery County Combined Agency DUI Task Force plans to operate a sobriety checkpoint on September 26th on North Gettysburg Dr. at Kings Highway.  The checkpoint will be conducted betwen the hours of 9 p.m. and 2 a.m.  Agencies included will be the Dayton Police Department, the Miami Township Police, the Montgomery County Sheriff's Department and the Perry Township Police.If you find yourself in need of an attorney who has sucessfully defended checkpoint cases please contact Charles M. Rowland II at 937-879-9542 or 24 hours a day at:...

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OVI Statistics Show 42% Decrease in Fatalities

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="144" caption="42% Decrease in Fatalities"][/caption]COLUMBUS - Ohio state troopers say the number of people who died on state roads over the holiday weekend dropped by 42% from 2007 -- except for motorcyclists. Troopers said 14 people died over the weekend, down from 24 in 2007, which was a 71 percent increase over 2006.The question is whether or not these numbers will be used to tell Americans that they have one of the safest highway systems on the planet.  More likely, these numbers will be used to justify more patrols, more government...

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Ohio DUI Cops Cheat on Test

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="144" caption="www.OhioDUIdefense.com"][/caption]A State Highway Patrol cheating scandal involving trooper testing exams for a breath-analysis device has opened the door to potential court challenges in dozens of area cases of DUI convictions, authorities said.Twelve troopers from the Stark-Summit and Wayne County patrol posts were fired this week, officials in Columbus said, for cheating on a required certification exam for administering the breath tests on suspected drunken drivers.In Canton alone, city Prosecutor Frank Forchione said Wednesday that letters were being sent to about 70 to 80 defendants informing them of their...

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Ohio Liquor Sales Up

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="180" caption="Image via Wikipedia"][/caption]By Mark FisherCOLUMBUS — Ohioans spent a record amount on liquor in fiscal year 2008, the Ohio Department of Commerce Division of Liquor Control announced Wednesday, Aug. 20.Spirits sales at Ohio's 440 contract liquor agencies rose $25 million, or 3.7 percent, to a record high of $697.7 million in the fiscal year that ended June 30, state officials said.And it wasn't just because the booze was more expensive: Total gallons of spirituous liquor sold in 2008 was 10.3 million gallons, an increase of more than 143,000 gallons,...

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Cincinnati Fights Red-Light Cameras

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="151" caption="Image via Wikipedia"][/caption]An activist group is nearly one-quarter of the way toward forcing Cincinnati, Ohio to put the question of red light cameras to voters on the November ballot. The "We Demand Coalition" is a collection of activist groups from the left, right and center of the political spectrum. It held a press conference at city hall yesterday to announce a strong new effort underway to gather the 8000 signatures needed to meet an August deadline to qualify for a ballot initiative. About 2000 residents have already signed."Now ...

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Prohibition in Ohio

[caption id="attachment_5208" align="alignright" width="300" caption="www.OhioDUIdefense.com"][/caption]The picture is of the National Prohibition Convention held in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1892.  The party still exists although they have had to overcome some major infighting that caused many to leave the movement.  "The party's greatest success was in 1919, with the passage of the 18th Amendment to the United States Constitution. That Amendment outlawed the production, sale, transportation, import, and export of alcohol. The era during which alcohol was illegal in the USA is generally known as "Prohibition". The enactment of national prohibition took away...

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MADD Pushes Ohio Toward Ignition Interlock Law

COLUMBUS, Ohio, May 9/PRNewswire-USNewswire/-- Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) testified yesterday morning before Ohio's House Committee for Criminal Justice in support of lifesaving alcohol ignition interlocks. The Committee was considering Senate Bill 17, introduced by Senator Timothy Grendell (R-Chesterland) in 2007. This bill passed the Senate and, if signed into law, would strengthen Ohio's DUI laws. However, MADD believes there is a critical component missing -- a required period of alcohol ignition interlock use for all convicted drunk drivers.)"We applaud Senator Grendell for toughening our state's laws, but we believe his...

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