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How To Cheat On The Finger To Nose Test

finger to nose testThe finger to nose test is making a comeback.  In 1977, a study was conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration wanted to see if the tests being conducted by police officers were actually indicative of impairment.

Marcelline Burns and Herbert Moskowitz conducted laboratory evaluations of several of the tests that were most frequently-used by law enforcement officers at the time (Burns and Moskowitz, 1977). In addition to a variety of customary roadside tests (e.g., finger-to-nose, maze tracing, backward [Read the full post. . .]

Is It A Crime To Refuse To Take A Breath Test?

Is it a crime to refuse to take a breath test?

refuse to take a breath testOhio has adopted O.R.C. 4511.19(A)(2) which makes it a crime to refuse to take an evidentiary chemical test if you have a prior OVI (drunk driving)  or OVUAC (juvenile/underage drunk driving) conviction any time within the last twenty (20) years.  If you refuse and you have a prior within twenty (20) years then the penalties for your OVI offense will be double the mandatory minimum. (See generally the “Penalties” [Read the full post. . .]

The Ohio Investigative Unit Conducts “Trace Back Investigations”

Ohio Investigative UnitThe 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. . .]

OVI Trial Practice: Admission of the Alcohol Influence Report

alcohol influence report

The Alcohol Influence Report is a document prepared by the arresting officer noting each and every indicator for alcohol impairment that they took note of in their investigation.  Most of the forms require that the officer simply check the predetermined indicator.  Not surprisingly, all the officer’s observations fall neatly into these predetermined areas. The report is a document of the officers opinions and should not be considered routine ministerial reports of a non-adversarial nature.   Clearly, letting the jury have this [Read the full post. . .]

Montgomery County OVI Checkpoint (April 25, 2014)

montgomery county ovi checkpointTrotwood police, along with the Dayton police and Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office are all teaming up Friday night for a Montgomery County OVI checkpoint targeting drivers in the 1000 block of Shiloh Springs Road in Trotwood, Ohio.  The checkpoint started at 7pm, near the 1000 block of Shiloh Springs Road.

If you want to receive updated OVI checkpoint info,  enhanced traffic enforcement, saturation patrols and other important developments that affect you, sign up for text alerts on the main page [Read the full post. . .]