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

Ohio State Highway Patrol Announces Summer Enforcement Effort

In response to a 12 percent increase in traffic fatalities this year, the Ohio State Highway Patrol has begun a new summer-long high visibility enforcement initiative.  The OSP will employ three regional traveling tactical squads to target crash causing violations in an effort to reduce fatal and injury crashes.  The effort will use mapped crash data that identifies the days and times when crashes are occurring.  “We hope to combat the rising fatalities by patrolling areas during the days and times when they are most dangerous,” said Colonel John Born, Patrol superintendent. “However, we need the help of the motoring public...

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Bellefontaine, Logan County OVI Checkpoint (June 8, 2012)

The Ohio State Highway Patrol, in conjunction with the Logan County Sheriff's Office and Ohio Department of Natural Resources announced today that a sobriety checkpoint will be held from 10:00 pm to 2:00 am tonight on State Route 235 at Indian Lake State Park, in Logan County.  According to local news stories, the checkpoint will be accompanied by aggressive saturation patrols which will surround the area looking for possible problem drivers.If you want to receive updated information on sobriety checkpoints,  enhanced traffic enforcement, saturation patrols and other important developments that affect you, sign up for text alerts on the main page of...

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Ohio Troopers Provide 24/7 Patrols of Major Urban Areas

Beginning June 3, the Ohio State Highway Patrol will staff 24/7 operations in Hamilton, Cuyahoga and Franklin counties.  See full story. The State Highway Patrol is expanding its presence in Ohio's three largest metropolitan areas to crack down on dangerous driving with around-the-clock operations at posts near Cincinnati, Cleveland and Columbus for the first time in its nearly 80-year history.  The patrol already has posts providing full-time coverage for other urban areas like Akron, Dayton, Toledo and Youngstown.  Agency officials expect the changes to reduce crash fatalities and increase the results from what's known as criminal patrol, which includes drug...

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Warren County Partnership Targets Drug Traffickers

The Warren County Drug Task Force announced a new partnership with the Ohio Highway Patrol Thursday to help combat the flow of drugs running through Warren County on Interstates 75 and 71.  According to the joint agreement, a sergeant and two troopers with narcotic canines from the highway patrol will work with Warren County Deputy Brian Lewis and his two canines. The agencies will also share information and other resources.  If you are a constant reader of this blog you have followed the proliferation of stories wherein the Ohio State Highway Patrol has shifted focus to drug interdiction.  What impact...

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Ohio State Highway Patrol Announces “All Out” Initiative

May 18th is "All Out" Day for the Ohio State Highway Patrol The Ohio State Highway Patrol will be conducting an “All Out Day” on May 18, in which all sworn officers from all ranks will be patrolling Ohio roads in an effort to reduce fatal and injury crashes. The initiative, which serves as a high visibility enforcement effort, is not only a deterrent for crash causing violations, but also calls attention to dangerous driving behaviors.  Troopers warn Ohio motorists that, "with the onset of warm weather and an increase in fatalities, it is more important than ever to make sure motorists are...

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DUI Charges In The Madison County Municipal Court

If you are arrested for DUI anywhere in Madison County, your misdemeanor DUI case will be heard in the Madison County Municipal Court.  The Madison County Municipal Court is located at 1 North Main St. in downtown London, OH in the historical Madison County Courthouse [MAP].  Court mail should be sent to P.O. Box 646, London, Ohio 43140.  The Court is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm.  You can contact the Court  by phone at (740) 852-1669, or by fax at (740) 852-0812.  The Court  also has a dedicated jury information number at (740) 845-1772.  The Honorable Eric M. Schooley...

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OVI Checkpoint In Greene County (May 11, 2012)

Law enforcement officials will conduct an OVI checkpoint along Col. Glenn Highway near Zink Road and Wright State University from 8pm until midnight.  The  checkpoint will  be conducted by the Ohio State Highway Patrol in conjunction with local police support.  You should expect that the OVI checkpoint will be accompanied by saturation patrols.If you want to receive updated information on sobriety checkpoints,  enhanced traffic enforcement, saturation patrols and other important developments that affect you, sign up for text alerts on the main page of this blog.  Text alerts will be sent directly to your mobile device/smartphone in the location you choose in...

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DUI Science: How To Read The Correlation Studies in the NHTSA Manual

Researchers at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) have created a booklet for law enforcement called “Guide for Detecting Drunk Drivers at Night.”  This guide sets forth some of the most common and reliable indicators of drunk driving.  The list divides driving behaviors into four areas of clues that officers are trained to look for: Maintaining Lane Position, Speed and Braking, Vigilance, and Judgment.  The following is a list of symptoms in descending order of probability that the person observed is at or above a .10% BAC, thus statutorily driving while intoxicated.Turning with a wide radius Straddling center of lane marker “Appearing to be...

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DUI and Ohio Boating Laws

Boating Season Is Approaching Which Means Increased Watercraft Patrols.Boating Under the Influence is illegal in Ohio. 2001 Sub. S.B. 123, eff. 1-1-04 sought to unify the drunk driving provisions with Ohio’s boating laws.   O.R.C. 1547.11(A)(1)  to O.R.C. 1547.11(A)(6) prohibit a person from operating or being in physical control of a vessel underway or manipulating water skis, aquaplanes, or similar devices while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.O.R.C. 1547.11(A)(1) is the impairment provision of the law, preventing operation or physical control while under the influence.  The law also has a provision preventing operation with a prohibited level of alcohol...

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You Have The Right To Remain Silent

We frequently encounter jurisdictions that conduct "interviews" with a suspect following an arrest.  These interviews are carefully crafted checklists that gather incriminating statements related to the elements of the crime and further attempt to limit mitigating factors which your attorney may later wish to assert.  The questions typically seek to establish that the suspect was "operating" the vehicle.  Officers will also ask what the person had to eat and drink, when, where and how much.  Medical issues, mental issues, eye health, and other questions seek to limit the suspect's ability to later assert a defense to the clues of impairment...

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