This DUI law update sets forth an alternate interpretation of MADDs attempt to pass Annie’s Law. Is it possible that MADD has seen the error of its ways and is seeking to do damage control? The most common complaint about DUI enforcement in the State of Ohio concerns the ability of a police officer to seize your license and prevent you from driving for 15 or 30 days (first offense) before you are even taken to court. We often hear [Read the full post. . .]
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 Columbus Dispatch just published an article (see video above) about the first time DUI breathalyzer bill. If “Annie’s Law” is passed by the Ohio legislature, it will require first time offenders to put an in-car breathalyzer in their car before they will be allowed to drive. People who are not yet convicted and presumably innocent until “proven” guilty will face yet another mandatory penalty. The law now allows judges to order the ignition interlocks, but the House bill would [Read the full post. . .]
This week the release of powdered alcohol “palcohol” was approved, then rescinded, then changed to delayed.
First the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, a branch of the Treasury Department issued “label approval” on April 8th. Apparently this was not the case as many internet sources began reporting that the ATT&T rescinded the approval. Well now, the news seems to be that there will be a delay as the labeling on the product is changed. So [Read the full post. . .]
Currently, ignition interlock devices are used in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. However, states vary widely in how the ignition interlock devices are used and which drivers are required to install them. In West Virginia, for example, interlock devices are only ordered at a judge’s discretion while Michigan mandates their use for drivers who are found with [Read the full post. . .]