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Today is “All Out Day”

You may notice more troopers on the roadways today - Thats because today is "All Out Day."All sworn officers from all ranks of the state Highway Patrol will take to Ohio roadways Friday in a safety and awareness campaign the agency is calling “All Out Day.” All available units will be out on the road to enforce traffic laws and look for any criminal activity.  The Ohio State Highway Patrol will be conducting "All Out Day" throughout Friday, April 19.  The initiative consists of high visibility enforcement on the roads to deter drunk driving.  We know of one OVI checkpoint which...

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Ohio OVI Law: Impairment by Drugs

Ohio is making the transition to using the Drug Recognition Expert protocol in apprehending and prosecuting impaired drivers.   DRE refers not only to the officers themselves, but to the 12-step procedure that these officers use. DRE was developed by police officers from the Los Angeles (California) Police Department. In 1979, the Drug Recognition program received the official recognition of the LAPD.  On October 22, 2010, Ohio became the 48th state to be accepted into the International Association of Chiefs of Police's (IACP) Drug Evaluation and Classification Program (DECP).Once approved by the IACP's DECP Highway Safety Committee, Ohio was eligible to provide the DRE...

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Super Bowl DUI Patrols 2013

This weekend, more than 81 local law enforcement agencies around the state will be conducting more than 1,925 hours of enforcement activity and 1,100 hours of saturation patrols, funded by federal grants provided through OTSO.  The FBI compared saturation patrols vs. checkpoints in Ohio, Missouri and Tennessee.  The study showed that "Overall, measured in arrests per hour, a dedicated saturation patrol is the most effective method of apprehending offenders (Source: FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, January 2003).  As this author has long argued, the saturation patrol is also more in keeping with American standards of justice than a checkpoint, as officers...

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Dayton DUI Update: Drunk Driving Arrests Up/Fatalities Down

According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, OVI arrests are up and OVI-related fatal crashes are down.  In a release on their website today, the OSP stated, "through May of this year, troopers have made 10,459 OVI arrests - which is an increase of 915 arrests during the same time period last year.  During this time OVI-related fatalities have dropped 26 percent or 39 deaths - with 110 crashes killing 124 people.Contact Charles Rowland by phone at 937-318-1DUI (937-318-1384), 937-879-9542, or toll-free at 1-888-ROWLAND (1-888-769-5263).  For after-hours help contact our 24/7 DUI HOTLINE at 937-776-2671.  Immediate help is available by filling out this CONTACT form.  For information about...

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Federal Court Overturns Bogus DUI

Sober woman sues after being jailed on a false drunk driving charge. When courts acquiesce to lowering the standards for arrests and heighten the importance of placing people under arrest for the political crime of OVI, injustices are sure to follow.  Just such an injustice was done to Catrena Green and she’s fighting back!Green was stopped in August 2008 by an Ohio State Trooper for failure to dim her high beams.  When the Trooper stopped Green, she explained that due to the wet conditions she was trying to be careful.  She then asked if she had done anything else.  "No, not...

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State Patrol to Increase Presence on U.S. 35

The Dayton Daily News is reporting that the Ohio State Highway Patrol will be stepping up its enforcement efforts along U.S. 35 in Greene and Montgomery Counties beginning March 1st.  The patrol said U.S. 35 is consistently a top crash route in Montgomery and Greene counties. Their increased presence is designed to reduce fatal and injury crashes, arrest impaired drivers, apprehend wanted felons and stop the transportation of drugs and weapons.To see the full article on the Dayton Daily News site, please visit HERE. Related articlesHighway wrecks and deaths decline sharply in Ohio (dispatch.com) Fayette County (Washington Court House)...

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Springfield DUI Checkpoint Tonight (Feb 11, 2011)

There will be a sobriety checkpoint tonight according to the Clark County OVI Task Force. The checkpoint will begin at 11 p.m. and will be located at state Route 40 and U.S. Route 68 in front of Snyder Park, according to the release. The checkpoint will be carried out by the Clark County OVI Task Force, a coalition funded by a $136,000 grant from the Ohio Traffic Safety Office. The task force is comprised of the Clark County Combined Health District, Clark County Sheriff’s Office, Springfield Police Division, Ohio Highway Patrol, the Ohio Department of Transportation, Clark...

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Ohio Holiday Enforcement Initiative

Patrol announces two-week Holiday enforcement initiative The Ohio State Highway Patrol announced statewide plans for a two-week enforcement initiative which will begin Veteran's Day and run through Thanksgiving weekend in an effort to reduce fatal and injury crashes on area roads, while also arresting impaired drivers, apprehending wanted felons and interdicting drugs and weapons.  This initiative is the first in a series of initiatives that are planned throughout the rest of the year.Troopers will work closely with local law enforcement agencies in tactical squads to strictly enforce known crash-causing violations such as failure to yield, improper passing/lane changes, unsafe speed, and...

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Ohio State Highway Patrol Posts

The following is a contact list for our local Ohio State Highway Patrol Posts.  HERE is a link to their main site. Greene County Xenia Patrol Post 517 Union Road Xenia, OH 45385 phone: (937) 372-7671Montgomery County Dayton Patrol Post 400 Smith Drive Clayton, OH 45322 phone: (937) 832-3674Auglaize County Wapakoneta Patrol Post Route 5, Wapakoneta-Fisher Road Wapakoneta, OH 45895 phone: (419) 738-8010Clark CountySpringfield Patrol Post 4201 Gateway Blvd. Springfield, OH 45502 phone: (937) 323-9781 Miami County Piqua Patrol Post 401 West U.S. Route 36 Piqua, OH 45356 phone: (937) 773-1131 Note: Shelby County is patroled by the Piqua PostClinton County Wilmington Patrol Post 950 Rombach Avenue Wilmington, OH 45177 phone: (937) 382-2551 Note: Fayette County is patroled by the Wilmington Patrol PostAllen County Lima Patrol Post 2005 East...

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