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. . .]
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. . .]
Trotwood 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. . .]
The Supreme Court handed down an opinion in a Fourth Amendment drunk driving case yesterday in Navarette v. California, No. 12-9490 (Apr 22, 2104) (available here). Writing for the divided Court, here is how Justice Thomas’s opinion begins and ends:
[Read the full post. . .]
After a 911 caller reported that a vehicle had run her off the road, a police officer located the vehicle she identified during the call and executed a traffic stop. We hold that the stop complied with
As an Ohio DUI attorney, I often observe a bias that people carry toward those accused of drunk driving. Psychologists call this phenomena the “Just World Hypothesis.”
The belief that people get what they deserve and deserve what they get, which was first theorized by Melvin Lerner in 1977. Lerner, M.J. & Miller, D.T. (1977). Just-world research and the attribution process: Looking back and ahead. Psychological Bulletin, 85, 1030-1051. Attributing failures to dispositional causes rather than situational [Read the full post. . .]