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Dayton DUI Attorney Charles Rowland > Posts tagged "Substance Abuse" (Page 3)

Breath Testing: What an “INVALID SAMPLE” reading means on a BAC DataMaster

“INVALID SAMPLE” WHAT IT IS AND WHAT IT IS NOT “I was standing by the machine.  It beeped and the officer told me to blow.  I blew and blew.  The officer got really mad and told me that I was messing with the machine.  He said I had to do it again.  The next time I blew again…really hard.  He told me that I was being difficult and told me that he was going to say I was refusing to take the test.  This was horrible.”-Client Testimonial-WHAT AN INVALID SAMPLE IS NOTAfter hearing a story like the one above, the client hands you two pink BAC DataMaster tickets...

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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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DUI Science: The Fallacy of the Average Person

One of the greatest sources of error in blood-alcohol testing is consistently recurring fallacy that the individual tested is perfectly average in certain critical physiological traits. Put another way, obtaining an accurate blood-alcohol reading is completely dependent on the validity of a number of scientific assumptions. Unfortunately for the person being tested, these assumptions are usually incorrect: The person tested is rarely "average" in even one of these critical characteristics, let alone in all of them.Counsel in a DUI case will constantly be confronted by these almost-hidden assumptions. And it is very important that these false premises be brought out...

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Ohio Troopers Cheated on DUI Exam

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="200" caption="Troopers Cheated"][/caption]'The Ohio State Highway Patrol does not tolerate inappropriate behavior." Col. Richard Collins, patrol superintendent, said this in April before the patrol fired two troopers at the Sandusky post who had pulled a racist "prank."Collins should say it again — and act accordingly, now that 12 troopers, including nine from the Canton post, have been implicated in a cheating scandal. The patrol's latest problem damages its credibility even more than the April incident did.The Sandusky situation was bad enough: One trooper had dressed as Ku Klux Klansman while...

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F.A.A. Issues Rule on Pilots and Alcohol Use

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="83"] Image via Wikipedia[/caption]Originally Published on Aeronet Fri, 23 Jun '06It's now a matter of law. The FAA Thursday issued a long-awaited final ruling on alcohol and drug abuse, under which a pilot who either refuses a drug or alcohol test at the airport, or is found with a blood-alcohol content of more than .04-percent, will lose his medical certificate.The same rules would apply to air traffic controllers, as well. The rule also standardizes the deadline for reporting positive tests or refusals.The changes go into effect July 21, 2006. The new rules were met with opposition from the...

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