The Ohio Investigative Unit (formerly Liquor Control) has taken on a new task in Ohio – “trace back” investigations. When a fatal crash occurs and alcohol or drugs are suspected, the OIU will step in to see where the alcohol came from and whether or not the person providing the alcohol or drugs can be held responsible.
Through an integrated re-structuring within the Ohio Department of Public Safety that will reduce facility costs, streamline administrative functions and lead to better [Read the full post. . .]
This week the release of powdered alcohol “palcohol” was approved, then rescinded, then changed to delayed.
First the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, a branch of the Treasury Department issued “label approval” on April 8th. Apparently this was not the case as many internet sources began reporting that the ATT&T rescinded the approval. Well now, the news seems to be that there will be a delay as the labeling on the product is changed. So [Read the full post. . .]
Prom Season in Ohio brings forth a big law enforcement response.
Undercover agents with the Ohio Investigative Unit are taking an active role in enforcing Ohio’s alcohol laws to ensure everyone has an enjoyable and safe prom season. Agents throughout Ohio will be conducting compliance checks on liquor permit premises, educating Ohio’s high school students through Sober Truth classes, and working with local alcohol coalitions and law enforcement to bring awareness to the dangers of underage drinking.
Parents will be [Read the full post. . .]
Mothers Against Drunk Driving and their partners in law enforcement have begun the annual Prom DUI enforcement blitz that will last throughout the prom season. So in addition to the tuxedos, the wrist corsages and the awkward pictures; make sure you talk to your teen about drunk driving. MADD is proclaiming April 21 “PowerTalk21 Day” to encourage parents and teens to talk about alcohol.
In recent years, MADD has shifted its focus away from its singular mission of preventing drunk [Read the full post. . .]
Ohio provides tough penalties for furnishing alcohol to minors.
In recent years, MADD has shifted its focus away from its singular mission of preventing drunk driving, to include an effort to curb underage drinking. Much of their efforts have been directed at instilling fear amongst parents who may provide alcohol to minors in their home. This initiative has been aided by a national ad campaign called “Parents Who Host Lose The Most.” As prom season approaches you may be [Read the full post. . .]