You can expect a major increase in Ohio DUI enforcement beginning today. Operation “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” will put 99 law enforcement agencies on our roads with over 8,400 hours of extra enforcement that will run through Labor Day. The national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over crackdown is a program organized by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and focuses on combining high-visibility enforcement with heightened public awareness through advertising and publicity. [Read the full post. . .]
A first offense Kettering OVI is defined at O.R.C. 4511.19 as a DUI with no priors within 6 years. A first offense OVI can be charged in three ways. The first charge is caused by testing over the legal limit of .08% B.A.C. (example O.R.C. 4511.19(A)(1)(d)). These types of offenses are also referred to as “per se” violations. A second way to be charged is for violating the high-tier provision of Ohio’s OVI law. Ohio has also created [Read the full post. . .]
In State v. French, 72 Ohio St. 3d 446, 1995-Ohio-32, 646 N.E. 2d 887 (1995), the Ohio Supreme Court held that a pretrial motion to suppress is the only way to challenge the admissibility of a chemical test. If not filed, the results will be automatically admissible at trial. The prosecuting attorney will not need to lay a foundation and any objection by the defense as to their admission will be overruled by the judge. This makes choosing an [Read the full post. . .]
Seventy nine years ago this month, the Reverend Charles H. North of the Oklahoma Third Pentecostal Holiness Church became the first person to every receive a parking ticket. The controversial “Park-O-Meter” had been installed in the prior weeks and caused a stir amongst the residents.
According to his grandson Dwight Thurmond the parking citation was issued after his grandfather rooted through his coat for the required nickel. Finding none, he trudged over to the nearby grocery store to get [Read the full post. . .]
We know who the dangerous drunk drivers are. According to the National Hardcore Drunk Driving Project:
Hardcore drunken drivers are those who drive with a high blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .15 or above or who do so repeatedly, as demonstrated by having more than one impaired driving arrest, and who are highly resistant to changing their behavior despite previous sanctions, treatment or education.
We also know how dangerous these people can be.
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Hardcore drunk drivers are responsible for