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OVI Case Law Update; State v. Sani

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="180" caption="Image via Wikipedia"][/caption]Twenty-Minute Observation Case (9th District Court of Appeals) State v. Sani, 2010-Ohio-2813 (9th Dist. Ct. App.) http://www.supremecourt.ohio.gov/rod/docs/pdf/9/2010/2010-ohio-2813.pdfIn this case the Defendant is stopped for littering and is subsequently arrested for drunk driving.  The officer starts the observation period for purposes of the twenty-minute observation period as the time he begins the standardized field sobriety tests.  He placed the defendant under arrest and left the defendant in the car for four minutes while he attended to the vehicle and other matters.   Defendant challenged this as  a proper observation period and the trial court agreed.  What's...

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