There will be an Ohio OVI blitz along Interstate 75 this weekend. The Ohio State Highway Patrol will be joining forces with other members of the 6-State Trooper Project to focus on speed, safety belt and OVI enforcement along Interstate 75. The initiative will take place from Friday, February 20 at 12:01 a.m. through Sunday,…Read more
Ohio OVI defense attorney Charles Rowland represents the accused drunk driver in Ohio and the Miami Valley.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol has released year-to-date statistics on its Ohio OVI Enforcement. 2014 saw 2,100 arrests for OVI. There was an increase in 2015 to 2,367 arrests. Greene County saw arrests jump from 25 in 2014 to 47 this year. Montgomery County jumped from 58 arrests in 2014 to 72 this year. In…Read more
Is it a crime to refuse to take a breath test? Ohio 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…Read more
You may think that any person who takes an OVI breath test and blows above Ohio's .08 legal limit is guilty of OVI. This is not the case. Ohio employs a device called the Intoxilyzer 8000. This device has many problems in its operation. In fact, after a lengthy hearing on the Intoxilyzer 8000, a…Read more
Alcohol is classified as a Central Nervous System Depressant for its effects on the human body. It is listed as such for purposes of DUI investigations in the 2013 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (hereinafter NHTSA) "DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing" Participant Guide. See NHTSA, HS 178 R5/13. CNS Depressant type drugs (see below) slow…Read more