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Dayton Drunk Driving Roadblock Announced

[caption id="attachment_5192" align="alignright" width="150" caption="www.DaytonDUI.com, 937-318-1DUI"][/caption]The Montgomery County Combined Agency DUI Task Force plans to operate a sobriety checkpoint on September 26th on North Gettysburg Dr. at Kings Highway.  The checkpoint will be conducted betwen the hours of 9 p.m. and 2 a.m.  Agencies included will be the Dayton Police Department, the Miami Township Police, the Montgomery County Sheriff's Department and the Perry Township Police.If you find yourself in need of an attorney who has sucessfully defended checkpoint cases please contact Charles M. Rowland II at 937-879-9542 or 24 hours a day at:...

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The Beer Prayer of St. Arnold

The Prayer of Saint Arnold Bless, O Lord, this creature beer, that Thou hast been pleased to bring forth from the sweetness of the grain: that it might be a salutary remedy for the human race: and grant by the invocation of Thy holy name, that, whosoever drinks of it may obtain health of body and a sure safeguard for the soul. Through Christ our Lord. Amen. Bene dic, Domine, creaturam istam cerevisae, quam ex adipe frumenti producere dignatus es: ut sit remedium salutare humano generi: et praesta per invocationem nominis tui...

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Dayton Ohio DUI, Drunk Driving Checkpoint Set

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Justice Clarence Thomas"][/caption]This weekend the Combined Agency DUI Task Force of Montgomery County will conduct a checkpoint.  The officers will stop cars without any probable cause and make intrusive inquiries into an area formerly off limits based on Constitutional principles.  Many argue that this is un-American.  Writing for the dissent in the case of Michigan v. Sitz, Justice Stevens (joined separately by Justices Brennan and Marshall) wrote, "The most disturbing aspect of the Court's decision today is that it appears to give no weight to the citizen's interest...

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I’m Fighting MADD!

I am going to respond, once and for all, to the people who respond to this blog with anger and threats.  Of course, I appreciate that drunk driving is dangerous, tragic and unnecessary.  I have three children who I pray will never drive drunk and who will never be the victim of a drunk driver.  Those of you who wish harm on them are sick, mean and perverted.  Drunk driving is a crime and should be a crime.  However, I do not believe that we should abandon our constitutional protections.  We should...

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DUI Defenses Should be Permitted

Image by alancleaver_2000 via FlickrThe accused in a DUI case has the right under the Sixth and Fourteenth Amendments to present witnesses and evidence in his favor.  The Supreme Court upheld these rights in Washington v. Texas (1967), 388 U.S. 14, 19, 87 S.Ct. 1920, stating, "the right to offer testimony of witnesses, if necessary, is in plain terms the right to present a defense.  Just as an accused has the right to confront the prosecution's witnesses to challenge their testimony, he has the right to present his witnesses to establish a defense.  This...

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OVI Statistics Show 42% Decrease in Fatalities

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="144" caption="42% Decrease in Fatalities"][/caption]COLUMBUS - Ohio state troopers say the number of people who died on state roads over the holiday weekend dropped by 42% from 2007 -- except for motorcyclists. Troopers said 14 people died over the weekend, down from 24 in 2007, which was a 71 percent increase over 2006.The question is whether or not these numbers will be used to tell Americans that they have one of the safest highway systems on the planet.  More likely, these numbers will be used to justify more patrols, more government...

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National Motorists Assn: How to Avoid a DUI

A DUI CONVICTION HAS LONG TERM EFFECTSWith legal penalties for DUI convictions increasing, and the continued agenda of organizations like MADD bringing constant publicity to the issue, and the importance of having a clean driving record for employment, you need to know the impact of being convicted for DUI.  Even a first offense can bring huge fines and tarnish your driving record.Any person with virtually any amount of alcohol in their system is a candidate for a drunk-driving citation.  Below is an overview of what you might be looking at if charged...

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Ohio DUI Cops Cheat on Test

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="144" caption="www.OhioDUIdefense.com"][/caption]A State Highway Patrol cheating scandal involving trooper testing exams for a breath-analysis device has opened the door to potential court challenges in dozens of area cases of DUI convictions, authorities said.Twelve troopers from the Stark-Summit and Wayne County patrol posts were fired this week, officials in Columbus said, for cheating on a required certification exam for administering the breath tests on suspected drunken drivers.In Canton alone, city Prosecutor Frank Forchione said Wednesday that letters were being sent to about 70 to 80 defendants informing them of their...

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Economy Changes Alcohol Spending Habits

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="133" caption="Image by Martin Beek via Flickr"][/caption]Tough economic times may be having an impact on the way people spend their money on alcohol, but the poor economy isn't necessarily slowing drinkers down, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Sept. 7.Alcohol sales are up in some parts of the country despite the sluggish economy, and research from the Nielsen Company -- which monitors purchasing habits and trends -- found that 80 percent of Americans are spending as much as usual on alcohol.In the short term, the availability of less expensive brands of alcohol,...

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