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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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Intoxilyzer 8000 Under Fire, Shady Business Alleged

Here is a great video from NBC 4 in Columbus.  It talks about how the Intoxilyzer 8000 is a monumental failure.  What's more, the person who forced Ohio to purchase these machines is now working for CMI, the company that manufactures them.  "It is very shady that the individual that masterminded the contract with CMI would be permitted to go work for that company approximately 13 months after he left his employment with Ohio," said Columbs DUI defense attorney Jon Saia. DUI attorney Charles M. Rowland II dedicates his practice to defending the accused drunk driver in Fairborn, Dayton, Springfield, Kettering, Vandalia,...

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Military DUI: Must I Self-Report? by Richard T. Brown USAF Judge Advocate (ret)

One Strike and You’re OUT. An Update on the Self-Reporting Requirement.  The military has always been the employer of last resort.  When the economy is good the military is hard pressed to meet recruitment.  When the economy is bad the military can and does get very picky.  Today the civilian authorities seem to agree that the best place to cut federal spending is the military.  Force reduction has been policy in the past and will be again in the future.  The self-reporting requirement is a force management tool.For the individual member the best advice is not to self- report.  As a...

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Alcohol Treatment Resources on the Internet

The Journal of the American Medical Association defines alcoholism as a chronic disease that is influenced by genetic predisposition, issues of environment, and mental wellness. Over time and without treatment, alcoholism gets worse, creating fatal health consequences and psychological preoccupation with alcohol that distorts the thinking.The World Health Organization estimates that about 140 million people throughout the world suffer from alcohol dependence.  In the United States and Western Europe, 10 to 20 percent of men and 5 to 10 percent of women at some point in their lives will meet the criteria for alcoholism. That equates to approximately 12% of...

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OVI Checkpoints in Multiple Counties Planned Through Labor Day

Hear ye, hear ye! Ohio's Checkpoint Weekend Has Begun The State Highway Patrol plans to operate 27 sobriety checkpoints throughout the state on Friday through Sunday, said Lt. Anne Ralston, a patrol spokeswoman.  This operation is in conjunction with the national NHTSA-sponsored initiative called "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over."  Thanks to another grant from the NHTSA, the patrol expects to operate about 100 checkpoints this year, about double the number run last year. In addition to grants, the patrol is using its nearly $450,000 to pay overtime hours to run alcohol-enforcement efforts, including the checkpoints and extra “saturation” patrols that cruise roadways...

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Dayton DUI Attorney Charles M. Rowland II

"All I do is DUI Defense"  Charles M. Rowland II maintains an established DUI/OVI practice, representing the accused drunk driver in State and Federal Courts in the Miami Valley and throughout Ohio. An attorney since 1995, Charles Rowland dedicates his practice exclusively to representing the accused drunk driver and has worked to amass more credentials than any attorney in his field. DUI/OVI CREDENTIALS Charles served as the Xenia City Prosecutor and has served as a “Special Prosecutor” on high-profile felony cases.  Charles is a proud member of the National College for DUI defense and in 2006 attended the intensive seminar on DUI law at...

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Limited Driving Privileges

The Limits on Limited Driving PrivilegesRevised Code 4510.021 authorizes courts to grant "limited driving privileges." The Ohio General Assembly  has taken steps to restrict when a court can grant privileges.   A court cannot grant you driving privileges under the following circumstances: (1) If you have been charged with an OVI or OVUAC the legislature has enacted "hard-time" during which the court cannot grant you privileges.  In effect, they are acting to restrict a court from conforming with the American principle that you are innocent until proven guilty.  This author has taken the position that the ability to drive is a right...

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Salvia Divinorum, A Primer

Image by oceandesetoiles via FlickrSalvia divinorum is a perennial herb in the mint family native to certain areas of the Sierra Mazateca region of Oaxaca, Mexico. The plant, which can grow to over three feet in height, has large green leaves, hollow square stems and white flowers with purple calyces, can also be grown successfully outside of this region . Salvia divinorum has been used by the Mazatec Indians for its ritual divination and healing. The active constituent of Salvia divinorum has been identified as salvinorin A. Currently, neither Salvia divinorum nor...

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Ohio DUI Law: Random Plate Checks

A driver has no reasonable expectation of privacy in a license plate number since it must be openly displayed under O.R.C. 4503.21.  In State v. Bates, 1987 WL 15817 (Ohio Ct. App. 9th Dist. Medina County) (1987), the 9th District Court of Appeals held that information obtained by an officer who "runs your license plate" may provide reasonable suspicion" to justify a traffic stop.  See also, Rocky River v. Saleh, 139 Ohio App.3d 313, 743 N. E. 2d 944 (8th Dist. Cuyahoga County 2000).  The Bates Court held that although a random vehicle stop without  reasonable suspicion of criminal...

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