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Ohio DUI Law: Random Plate Checks

A driver has no reasonable expectation of privacy in a license plate number since it must be openly displayed under O.R.C. 4503.21.  In State v. Bates, 1987 WL 15817 (Ohio Ct. App. 9th Dist. Medina County) (1987), the 9th District Court of Appeals held that information obtained by an officer who "runs your license plate" may provide reasonable suspicion" to justify a traffic stop.  See also, Rocky River v. Saleh, 139 Ohio App.3d 313, 743 N. E. 2d 944 (8th Dist. Cuyahoga County 2000).  The Bates Court held that although a random vehicle stop without  reasonable suspicion of criminal...

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