H.B. 469 (Annie’s Law) presented at the Ohio Statehouse on Thursday will require an ignition interlock device be installed on the vehicle of all convicted drunk drivers, including first-time offenders. Ohio law currently prescribes “blow to go” devices for repeat drunk driving offenders, but not on a first offense. We have longed warned (previous story HERE) that this was at the top of MADD’s agenda and a continuation of their desire to impose penalties on a driver before [Read the full post. . .]
Boating Season Is Approaching Which Means Increased Watercraft Patrols.
Boating Under the Influence is illegal in Ohio. 2001 Sub. S.B. 123, eff. 1-1-04 sought to unify the drunk driving provisions with Ohio’s boating laws. O.R.C. 1547.11(A)(1) to O.R.C. 1547.11(A)(6) prohibit a person from operating or being in physical control of a vessel underway or manipulating water skis, aquaplanes, or similar devices while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
O.R.C. 1547.11(A)(1) is the impairment provision of the law, preventing operation [Read the full post. . .]
Evidential Breath Testing Measures The Amount of Alcohol In Your Breath Not in Your Brain!
One of the faulty assumptions underlying evidential breath testing is the assumption that the tests are measuring the ability of alcohol to impair your brain. They do not. The breath test does not care how, or even if, the alcohol is impairing your brain only that it is in your breath via your lungs via your blood. The machines do not test venous blood but [Read the full post. . .]
After consuming alcohol, will a fat person or a thin person have a lower BAC?
Alcohol loves water and will move into spaces where water is the most prevalent. Fatty portions of the body have a low water content and absorb little of the alcohol, while muscular portions of the body have a high water content and absorb much alcohol. As it is carried to all parts of the body by the blood, the alcohol distributes itself in proportion to [Read the full post. . .]
Methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV) (“bath salts”, “Ivory Wave”, “plant fertilizer”, “plant food”,“Vanilla Sky”, “Energy-1”)
Methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV) is a designer drug of the phenethylamine class. MDPV is structurally related to cathinone, an active alkaloid found in the khat plant, methamphetamine, and methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA). MDPV is a central nervous system (CNS) stimulant and it was first seized in Germany in 2007. The abuse of MDPV is increasing, particularly in Europe and Australia. MDPV has been identified in products called “bath salts” which are sold [Read the full post. . .]