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Dayton DUI Attorney Charles Rowland > Posts tagged "traffic law" (Page 16)

Fayette County (Washington Court House) Will Have Increased Patrols

Today, the Fayette County Sheriff's Office joined the growing chorus of agencies announcing increased patrols.   Additional patrol deputies will be assigned overtime hours for traffic enforcement as part of a high visibility traffic enforcement grant funded through the Ohio Department of Public Safety – Traffic Safety Office and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.  In addition to general traffic enforcement, deputies will be looking for alcohol impaired drivers, safety belt and child restraint violations.  For more details on the inititative go HERE.It's safe to say that anywhere you drive this holiday weekend, you will encounter an increased police presence.  This...

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Ohio Holiday Enforcement Initiative

Patrol announces two-week Holiday enforcement initiative The Ohio State Highway Patrol announced statewide plans for a two-week enforcement initiative which will begin Veteran's Day and run through Thanksgiving weekend in an effort to reduce fatal and injury crashes on area roads, while also arresting impaired drivers, apprehending wanted felons and interdicting drugs and weapons.  This initiative is the first in a series of initiatives that are planned throughout the rest of the year.Troopers will work closely with local law enforcement agencies in tactical squads to strictly enforce known crash-causing violations such as failure to yield, improper passing/lane changes, unsafe speed, and...

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Motorcycle Roadblocks: Is NHTSA Playing Games?

Motorcycle Roadblocks: Is NHTSA Playing Games? Posted on October 5th, 2010 in James BaxterBy James Baxter, NMA PresidentThe National Motorists Association has always opposed roadblocks, of any kind, and for any purpose other than warning travelers of an unforeseen danger; e.g. a collapsed bridge, flooded roadway, or multi-vehicle crash scene. Therefore it stands to reason that we would oppose the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) issuance of financial grants to fund motorcycle only roadblocks. These are supposedly to improve motorcycle safety.However, seeing there is no evidence that roadblocks improve safety,...

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Portable Breath Test Devices Can Produce Falsely High Tests

According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (Student Manual HS178 R2/06), a Portable Breath Test Device may produce an artificially high reading.  The government document is clear: "PBT instruments have accuracy limitations." (VII-8).  The NHTSA manual goes on to set forth "two common factors that tend to produce high results on a PBT.  The PBT is often seen in Underage Consumption cases and in Boating Under the Influence (BUI) cases as they provide probable cause for an arrest.Residual mouth alcohol. After a person takes a drink, some of the alcohol will remain in the mouth tissues.  If the person...

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Ohio State Highway Patrol DUI Labor Day Effort Announced

Image via WikipediaThe Ohio State Highway Patrol announced their plans for the upcoming Labor Day holiday weekend. The Patrol will focus on removing impaired drivers from our roadways and urging motorists to think twice before getting behind the wheel while impaired. Troopers will be out in full force in an effort to reduce fatalities over the long weekend.To see more from the Ohio State Highway Patrol, visit the web site HERE. ...

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Dayton DUI Checkpoint Set for August 20th in Clay Township

The Combined Agency OVI Task Force of Montgomery County will be holding an OVI sobriety checkpoint in the Township of Clay, Montgomery County on August 20, 2010.  The Clay Township Police Department will be the Command and Control Agency for the checkpoint and operational support will be provided by the Miami Township Police Department, Five Rivers Metro Park Rangers, German Township Police Department, Ohio Department of Transportation, Box 21 and other law enforcement officers from the Combined Agency OVI Task Force of Montgomery County.  The exact location of the checkpoint will not be released until tomorrow. If you are stopped at...

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Ohio State Highway Patrol: Operation Safety Net Starts Tomorrow

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="183" caption="Image via Wikipedia"][/caption]Phase Three of “Operation Safety Net” starts tomorrow! The Ohio State Highway Patrol will once again join the New York State Police, Pennsylvania State Police, West Virginia State Police and U.S Border Patrol in the third phase of a concentrated traffic and criminal patrol operation starting tomorrow and continuing on and off throughout the summer in an effort to reduce fatal and injury crashes, while interdicting the criminal element.If you are charged with speeding, reckless operation or OVI (operating a vehicle while impaired) contact Ohio traffic attorney Charles M. Rowland II today at 1-888-ROWLAND or...

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Fairborn Municipal Court and the T.I.P. Program

People charged with Driving Under Suspension (DUS) or Failure to Reinstate in the Fairborn Municipal Court can take advantage of a new program designed to divert cases from the court's docket and help violators obtain a valid license.  Under the Traffic Intervention Program (TIP), an officer of the court helps people understand what is needed to clear up license problems.  If a defendant becomes valid within 120 days of arraignment,  presents proper insurance and does not have any new driving violations, the charge of driving under suspension or failure to reinstate (both first degree misdemeanors) will be amended to the...

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Columbus, Ohio: Innocent Or Not, You’re Paying Us

[From the National Motorists Association, July 20, 2010] If you’ve read any of our articles in the past, you know that red light ticket cameras have a way of helping city council members forget about basic due process rights.This story from 10TV News in Ohio shows that Columbus, Ohio’s program is one of the worst in that respect: According to Columbus policy, a driver has to pay $95 to have a hearing.  If the driver does not pay, he or she loses.  If he or she pays late, the payment rises to...

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Detecting Drunk Drivers at Night

Use Their Science Against ThemImage via WikipediaOur friends 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, such as: Turning with a wide radius; Straddling the center or land etc.  What's more, they have assigned a probability of intoxication to each of the indicators.  For example, a person who turns with a wide radius will have a blood-alcohol concentration of .10 or higher 65 out of 100 times.  A person...

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