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Dayton DUI Attorney Charles Rowland > Posts tagged "police department" (Page 7)

Posse Comitatus Act: Federal DUI Enforcement at Wright-Patterson AFB

Image via WikipediaQuestion: A client gets stopped by U.S. Air Force security personnel at the gate at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base on suspicion of drunk driving.  Civilian client is then taken onto the base where he is given a breath test by a U.S. Air Force technician.  Civilian client is then cited and receives a summons to appear in Federal Court.  At no time during this process does he come in contact with any “civilian” law enforcement officer.  When the client comes to my office he asks how “military” forces have jurisdiction to enforce Ohio laws against civilians.  Going on he asks, “Doesn’t my arrest violate...

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No DUI/OVI Checkpoints Tonight for Dayton, Fairborn, Beavercreek, Springfield or Xenia, Ohio

Image by Renegade98 via FlickrI have checked with WHIO News, the Greene County Ohio State Highway Patrol Post, the Montgomery County Ohio State Highway Patrol Post, the Clark County Ohio State Highway Patrol Post, the Greene County Sheriff and all the other media sources.  All report that there will be no sobriety checkpoints this weekend (Oct 23-25).You can keep abreast of all checkpoints in the Miami Valley by following me on Twitter: www.twitter.com/DaytonDUI.  Have a safe weekend! ...

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TOO FAR: Forced Catheterization in DUI!

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="144" caption="Image by vvanhee via Flickr"][/caption]ABC 25, WPBF is reporting that a man is suing after a police officer went over the line in a DUI arrest.  According to reports on WLWT the man, Jamie Lockard, 53, was arrested in Lawrenceberg, Indiana (home to Hollywood Casino) on suspicion of drunk driving.  He blew under the legal limit, but that was not enough for officer Brian Miller who obtained a search warrant and went to the hospital where Lockard was strapped to a gurney and forcibly catheterized.  His blood was also ...

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Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) is Ineffective

Image by heraldpost via FlickrBy David J. HansonThe Drug Abuse Resistance Education program is used in nearly 80% of the school districts in the United States, in 54 other countries around the world, and is taught to 36,000,000 students each year. Therefore, it’s important to know if this highly popular program is effective in reducing alcohol and drug use. The Effectiveness of DARE Scientific evaluation studies have consistently shown that DARE is ineffective in reducing the use of alcohol and drugs and is sometimes even counterproductive -- worse than doing nothing. That's the conclusion of...

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Cincinnati DUI Checkpoint Set

Image via WikipediaThe Ohio State Highway Patrol along with units of the Cincinnati Police Department and the Hamilton County OVI Task Force, will conduct a DUI checkpoint Saturday night on Reading Road in Cincinnati.  The random stops will be made on Reading Road just north of Stony Brook Drive in Roselawn from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m.  You should also watch out for saturation patrols and units which "chase" you should you turn to avoid the checkpoint.  Share the details of your stop with your Ohio DUI attorney.  Contact Charles M. Rowland II at 937-879-9542 or 1-888-769-5263 for a free...

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Ohio Changes Traffic Laws

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="108" caption="Image by liangjinjian via Flickr"][/caption]House Bill 2 changed the traffic laws of Ohio dramatically.  Here is a summary which can be found at the Ohio Department of Public Safety's website: http://publicsafety.ohio.gov/.  Three of the major legal changes are listed below. 1. Increase in speed limits for motor vehicles weighing in excess of eight thousand pounds empty weight or a noncommercial bus from the current 55 to 65 mph.  The new uniform limit would apply on certain interstate highways.  Citations for such vehicle violations will be issues as a violation of...

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Prosecuting Attorney Not Required to Prove Date In DUI Trial

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="210" caption="Image via Wikipedia"][/caption]State v. McFeely, 3/30/2009, 2009-Ohio-1436, 11th District Court of Appeals:  Every prosecuting attorney is taught that they must prove each and every element of the offense including venue, jurisdiction, identification, date and time.Well, maybe not.  The Eleventh Dist. Court of Appeals recently held (in a DUI case of course) that date was not an essential element of the offense.  The big deal here is that date has always been considered an element of the offense and not just a procedural bugaboo.  Holding police and prosecutors to the highest standards...

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DUI on Motorized Bar Stool

NEWARK, Ohio (AP) - Authorities in Ohio say a man has been charged with drunken driving after crashing his motorized bar stool. Police in Newark, 30 miles east of Columbus, say when they responded to a report of a crash with injuries on March 4, they found a man who had wrecked a bar stool powered by a deconstructed lawn mower. Twenty-eight-year Kile Wygle was hospitalized for minor injuries. Police say he was charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated after he told an officer at the hospital that he had consumed...

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Freeway Photo Cameras Pass Ohio’s House of Representatives

Ohio state House votes to use speed cameras to mail near $300 tickets to freeway drivers.A deeply divided Ohio House of Representatives on Thursday passed sweeping legislation that would impose new penalties on motorists, including a statewide speed camera program. State Representative Peter S. Ujvagi (D-Toledo) inserted the controversial proposals into a "must pass" $7.6 billion transportation funding measure to avoid individual discussion of the merits of the many programs rolled into the 361-page bill. Only one Republican voted in favor of Ujvagi's plan, which passed by a margin of 53-45.The ...

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