There is a new NHTSA Standardized Field Sobriety Test training manual and it is significantly changed from prior versions. Included is the new focus of law enforcement on impairing drugs. The new information lays the groundwork for full implementation of the Drug Recognition Expert protocol now making its way into Ohio law.
This article will focus on the changes in a format that follows the NHTSA Standardized Field Sobriety Test training manual text, session by session. Full versions of the [Read the full post. . .]
OVI law requires an understanding of how alcohol enters, affects and exits the body. Here is a brief overview of the elimination process.
Alcohol exits the human body by being oxidized by a number of very important enzymes. Foremost among these enzymes are ADH (alcohol dehydrogenase) and ALDH (aldehyde dehydrogenase). Over 90% of the ingested alcohol is oxidized in the liver. The remaining 10% is excreted via the breath (.07%), the urine (.03%) and sweat (.01%). [Master, S., Chapter 23: [Read the full post. . .]
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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 you have a prior within twenty (20) years then the penalties for your OVI offense will be double the mandatory minimum. (See generally the “Penalties” [Read the full post. . .]