Aggravated Vehicular Homicide, O.R.C. 2903.06, is a crime that results from the death of another caused by the defendant’s operating a vehicle while impaired (a violation of R.C. 4511.19) or while driving negligently or recklessly. The aggravated vehicular homicide statute encompasses driving an automobile recklessly or negligently (called Vehicular homicide) whether or not alcohol played a part in the death. Often, [Read the full post. . .]
A sixth or greater OVI (drunk driving) offense within a twenty year look-back period is a fourth degree felony OVI. R.C. 4511.19(G)(1)(d). Another harsh provision under Ohio OVI law is the “once a felony, always a felony” rule contained in R.C. 4511.19(G)(1)(e), meaning that any future DUI regardless of how many years have passed is charged as a third-degree felony. This means that if you have [Read the full post. . .]
This post collects together in one place many of the Ohio DUI Laws that arise in drunk driving cases.
Some Ohio DUI laws are listed because law enforcement will charge these offenses to establish probable cause for pulling over your vehicle. If you need to find out more about a specific law, or how the statute has been interpreted or applied, call Charles M. Rowland II at (937) 318-1384 or read about the specific Ohio DUI law at the Ohio [Read the full post. . .]
A new study commissioned on behalf of the Ohio State Highway Patrol concluded that more than half of wrong-way drivers were suspected of alcohol or drug impairment. According to the study, 60 wrong-way collisions between January 2011 and April 2013 resulted in 31 deaths.
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Some notable findings in the report:
> The death rate in wrong-way collisions (37 percent) was more than 100 times higher than in all crashes on Ohio roadways (0.35 percent) during the reporting period.
In State v. Hollis, 2013-Ohio-2586, the Fifth Appellate District was faced with an appeal of a decision from the Richland County Common Pleas Court. The case was the first forced blood draw decision following the United States Supreme Court ruling in Missouri v. McNeeley, which held “that in drunk-driving inves- tigations, the natural dissipation of alcohol in the bloodstream does not constitute an exigency in every case sufficient to justify conducting a blood test without a warrant. The [Read the full post. . .]