Did you notice there were less OVI checkpoints this year? Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers made the decision to change from an OVI checkpoint strategy, to a more concentrated OVI patrol strategy. So, how many OVI arrests did the Ohio State Highway Patrol make over night Dec. 31 into Jan. 1 in our area? Numbers…Read more
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The annual "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign, sponsored by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, MADD and local law enforcement agencies, is in full effect. The OVI (drunk driving) crackdown will last from now until January 1st. Below is the new ad for 2015.Read more
"Annie's Law" a bill that would require ignition interlocks for all first-time OVI (drunk driving) offenders is being reintroduced in the Ohio House. State Rep. Gary Scherer's new bill focuses on improving monitoring of ignition interlock devices and provides incentives for first-time offenders choosing to use an interlock device. There also are provisions to require notification when a…Read more
Have we reached a point where the mere presence of alcohol on the breath is enough to place a person under arrest? We ask this question because the "odor of an alcoholic beverage" is the first and most relied upon clue an officer notes in his or her report. Not only does it determine that…Read more
What I have learned being a DUI attorney. I have learned through the years that being a drunk driving defense attorney inspires some intense emotions in folks. I have been called some vicious names and I have had people wish harm on me and my family - "I hope that your kids..." A person's natural instinct…Read more