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Logan County, Ohio and Union County, Ohio Thanksgiving DUI Initiative

Thanksgiving To Bring Increased Patrols Along U.S. 33 The Marysville Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol has announced a law enforcement initiative that will have more troopers patrolling along the U.S. 33 corridor.  Beginning Wednesday and running through Sunday, Troopers and other law enforcement will perform traffic stops along U.S. 33 with the goal of reducing crashes, deterring criminal activity and increasing use of seat belts throughout the corridor.  Troopers will focus on apprehending impaired drivers, detecting criminal activity, seat belt compliance, distracted drivers and commercial vehicle violations.  According to the Post, increased vigilance is necessary due to increased drug...

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DUI Video Explains Ohio State Highway Patrol Procedures

This video, from the Ohio State Highway Patrol, gives a great basic introduction to matters such as Standardized Field Sobriety Tests, OVI Checkpoints and the procedures the Ohio State Highway Patrol uses to investigate drunk driving offenses. DUI attorney Charles M. Rowland II dedicates his practice to defending the accused drunk driver in Fairborn, Dayton, Springfield, Kettering, Vandalia, Xenia, Miamisburg, Springboro, Huber Heights, Oakwood, Beavercreek, Centerville and throughout Ohio.  He has the credentials and the experience to win your case and has made himself the Miami Valley’s choice for DUI defense.  Contact Charles Rowland by phone at 937-318-1DUI (937-318-1384), 937-879-9542, or...

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MADD Calls For No Refusal Weekends and Interlock Devices

Kicking off their annual holiday crackdown on drunk driving, local law enforcement and Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) held an event which was highlighted by MADD's release of its Report to the Nation.  MADD gave Ohio three out of five stars for its efforts in DUI enforcement.  Ohio’s three stars recognized statewide use of sobriety checkpoints, automatic driver’s license revocation, and enhanced penalties for child endangering while driving under the influence.The two measures MADD said Ohio should implement statewide are ignition interlock systems — Breathalyzers that are connected to a vehicle’s ignition — for all first-time offenders and no-refusal checkpoints...

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DUI Checkpoints: Are They Justified (Still)?

U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Sobriety Checkpoints, Michigan v. Sitz, 496 U.S. 444 (1990) In 1986, the Michigan State Police Department created a sobriety checkpoint program aimed at reducing drunk driving within the state. The program included guidelines governing the location of roadblocks and the amount of publicity to be given to the operation. Before the first roadblock went into effect, Rick Sitz, a licensed Michigan driver, challenged the checkpoints and sought declaratory and injunctive relief. Sitz was victorious in the Michigan lower courts.  In a 6-to-3 decision, the Court held that the roadblocks did not violate the Fourth Amendment.  Chief Justice William...

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What Happens If I Can’t Show Proof of Insurance?

Proof of Insurance If you appear in court as a result of DUI or any other traffic offense, the Court is required to determine whether or not you had insurance at the time of the offense.  Failing to provide this proof of insurance coverage will result in a suspension from the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles.  The suspension will be called and F.R.A. non-compliance suspension and is in addition to any other suspensions that the court may impose. We Will Help You Show Proof Of Insurance If you hire the DUI law firm of Charles M. Rowland II, we will help you file...

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Underage Consumption in Ohio

Underage possession or consumption of beer or intoxicants is a serious crime in Ohio.  The charges are first-degree misdemeanors carrying a maximum penalty of 180 days in jail and up to a $1,000.00 fine.  Worse yet, a conviction may leave you with a “criminal record” which is much more serious than a fine or costs.  Fear, shame or guilt may compel you to want to plead guilty to put the charge behind you, but that decision may have long-lasting and unintended consequences.If you are under 21 years old, drinking alcohol is illegal in the State of Ohio.  Ohio Revised Code...

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DADSS Will Search You Every Time You Get In Your Car

Within the next few years you may be required to give a breath sample or have your skin scanned in order to operate your car.  The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is developing a technology called Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety (DADSS).  The $10 million research program is being funded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Automotive Coalition for Traffic Safety.  The development of DADSS has been the main legislative and lobbying effort of Mothers Against Drunk Driving for the past few years.  Due to their efforts they have garnered the buy-in of car manufacturers...

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Case Law Update: State v. Kitzler

State v. Kitzler, 2011-Ohio-5444 (3rd District Court of Appeals, Wyandot County). This odd decision involves the Intoxilyzer 8000 breath test machine and a test result which did not satisfy the .020 agreement.FACTS: Defendant was stopped for not dimming his headlights and for marked lane violations.  He was asked to perform the standardized field sobriety tests and subsequently arrested for OVI.  At the police station he provided two breath samples (as is required on the Intoxilyzer 8000) and the machine reported the result as "Invalid."  The tests did not meet the .020 agreement.  Defendant was allowed to use the restroom and...

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H.B. 86 Brings Changes To Ohio’s OVI Law

House Bill 86 which will come into effect at the end of September is a significant change to the way Ohio sentences offenders.  It also holds some interesting provisions for OVI offenders, some of which we will look at here. LOCAL INCARCERATION OPTIONSH.B. 86 authorizes the creation of community alternative sentencing centers (CASC at R.C. 307.932 and R.C. 2929.26(B)) for midemeanants including OVI offenders.  Eligible offenders include those OVI offenders who are eligible to be sentenced directly to the CASC and who are not serving or sentenced under any other jail or prison term.  OVI offenders will also be required to...

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