You may notice more troopers on the roadways today – Thats because today is “All Out Day.”
All sworn officers from all ranks of the state Highway Patrol will take to Ohio roadways Friday in a safety and awareness campaign the agency is calling “All Out Day.” All available units will be out on the road to enforce traffic laws and look for any criminal activity. The Ohio State Highway Patrol will be conducting “All Out Day” throughout Friday, April [Read the full post. . .]
Ohio is making the transition to using the Drug Recognition Expert protocol in apprehending and prosecuting impaired drivers. DRE refers not only to the officers themselves, but to the 12-step procedure that these officers use. DRE was developed by police officers from the Los Angeles (California) Police Department. In 1979, the Drug Recognition program received the official recognition of the LAPD. On October 22, 2010, Ohio became the 48th state to be accepted into the International Association of Chiefs [Read the full post. . .]
This weekend, more than 81 local law enforcement agencies around the state will be conducting more than 1,925 hours of enforcement activity and 1,100 hours of saturation patrols, funded by federal grants provided through OTSO. The FBI compared saturation patrols vs. checkpoints in Ohio, Missouri and Tennessee. The study showed that “Overall, measured in arrests per hour, a dedicated saturation patrol is the most effective method of apprehending offenders (Source: FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, January 2003). As this author has [Read the full post. . .]
According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, OVI arrests are up and OVI-related fatal crashes are down. In a release on their website today, the OSP stated, “through May of this year, troopers have made 10,459 OVI arrests – which is an increase of 915 arrests during the same time period last year. During this time OVI-related fatalities have dropped 26 percent or 39 deaths – with 110 crashes killing 124 people.
Contact Charles Rowland by phone at 937-318-1DUI (937-318-1384), [Read the full post. . .]
Sober woman sues after being jailed on a false drunk driving charge.
When courts acquiesce to lowering the standards for arrests and heighten the importance of placing people under arrest for the political crime of OVI, injustices are sure to follow. Just such an injustice was done to Catrena Green and she’s fighting back!
Green was stopped in August 2008 by an Ohio State Trooper for failure to dim her high beams. When the Trooper stopped Green, she explained that [Read the full post. . .]