If you have been following developments in DUI law, you have no doubt heard about the United States Supreme Court decision in Missouri v. McNeely, 133 S.Ct. 1552 (2013). The case deals with when, and under what circumstances the government is required to seek a warrant prior to drawing blood from a suspected DUI offender. Below is a quote from the case which provides a reasonable (and short) analysis of the case. If you want to read [Read the full post. . .]
Ohio DUI law R.C. 4511.19(A)(2) enhances the penalty for a motorist who, having been convicted once in the last six (6) years, after having been arrested, refuses to take a blood, breath or urine test. In State v. Hoover,173 Ohio App.3d 487, 2007-Ohio-5773, the issue of whether or not a person can have a DUI sentence enhanced pursuant to R.C. 4511.19(A)(2) for refusing to take a chemical test was before the Ohio Supreme Court. The government sought to [Read the full post. . .]
A warrantless arrest must be supported by probable cause in order to be constitutionally valid. State v. Timson, 38 Ohio St.2d 122, 67 Ohio Op.2d 140, 311 N.E.2d 16 (1974). In order to make a finding that probable (more likely than not) cause existed the court must look at the totality of the circumstances surrounding the arrest. State v. Miller, 117 Ohio App.3d 750, 691 N.E.2d 703 (11th Dist. Court of Appeals 1997), State v. Brandenburg, 41 [Read the full post. . .]
Rolling Springfield OVI checkpoints tonight in Springfield and Enon. The Clark County OVI Task Force will be operating a rolling OVI checkpoint in Clark County tonight Friday August 22 starting at 7:00 pm. Locations will be held at Main St. in Enon and 40/68 in Springfield. A rolling checkpoint means that multiple locations will be set up in Clark County in one evening. This is part of the Drive Sober Get Pulled Over national campaign. The campaign began August 15th [Read the full post. . .]
If you want to know anything about beer in Ohio, you have to check out the Beer Blog written by Rick Armon. The Beer Blog chronicles anything and everything beer in and around Ohio. This week he has chronicled all of the cool craft beer festivals that will take place this weekend.
Here’s the beer in Ohio rundown:
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• The Craft Brew at the Zoo runs from 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday at the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium in