Drunken-driving deaths fell to a record low last year, according to data released by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Fatalities in crashes involving drunken drivers declined 2.5 percent to 9,878 from the previous year and are down 53 percent since first measured in 1982.
“This new data is encouraging, especially as we approach the holiday season when it is so important that we promote responsible drinking,” Beer Institute President Joe McClain said in a [Read the full post. . .]
This page has long maintained that the current “Standardized Field Sobriety Test” procedure is fraught with uncertainty and open to subjective interpretation. A federal investigation has been launched against Utah Highway Patrol Cpl. Lisa Steed for civil rights violations. Steed has been accused of arresting people for DUI who were sober. Two judges have found Steed lied on the witness stand and a 2010 memo suggesting she was falsifying arrest reports has emerged. While the vast majority of law enforcement [Read the full post. . .]
If you have been arrested for OVI in Centerville, Kettering, Moraine orWashington Township, your misdemeanor OVIcase will be heard in the Kettering Municipal Court. If you need to find information about a case in the Kettering Municipal Court you can search HERE for case information/case look-up, or visit the court’s web site HERE.
Charles M. Rowland II has represented the accused drunk driver in the Kettering Municipal Court since 1995. Charles Rowland dedicates his [Read the full post. . .]
As we have long warned in this blog, MADD and its allies in government are working hard to implement harsh measures that will test every person who gets into a car without their consent for alcohol impairment. Yesterday, the National Transportation Safety Board has officially urged every state to “require all convicted drunken drivers, including first-time offenders, to use devices that prevent them from starting a car’s engine if their breath tests positive for small (non-impairing) levels of alcohol.” This [Read the full post. . .]
The question raised in State v. Bayer involved whether or not a person can be sentenced for OVI (O.R.C. 4511.19) if that person is also convicted of Aggravated Vehicular Assault (O.R.C. 2903.08) arising from the same incident. Crimes that involve similar activity are often merged for purposes of sentencing. The merger turns on whether or not the crimes are similar enough to be deemed “allied offenses of similar import.”
In this case, the Defendant caused “serious [Read the full post. . .]