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Clark County OVI Checkpoint April 18, 2014

April 18th, 2014

OVI checkpointThe Clark County OVI Task Force will be operating an OVI checkpoint in Clark County tonight (April 18th).  The Checkpoint will begin at 7:00 pm and will be located  on W. First Street in Springfield.

If you want to receive updated information on sobriety checkpoints,  enhanced traffic enforcement, saturation patrols and other important developments that affect you, sign up for text alerts on the main page of this blog.  OVI checkpoint alerts will be sent directly to your mobile device/smartphone in the location you choose in the Miami Valley.  In the past month we have alerted our followers to the State Route 35 traffic initiative and three local sobriety checkpoints.  You should also know that we respect your trust and we will never send you irrelevant information and/or advertisements.  This service is free and available to the general public.

You can also put DaytonDUI on your Android Smart phone via the DaytonDUI app.  The app helps you know your rights and know yourself by providing a drink tally so that you do not overindulge.  You can send safe drinking tips to friends or use the app to find the nearest taxi for a safe trip home.  The app brings you the best of DaytonDUI’s video and audio content and gives you a chance to take pictures and record memories so that you can aid in your own defense.  We provide OVI checkpoint information because our sincere desire is to make our roads a safer place.

Attorney Charles M. Rowland II dedicates his practice to defending the accused drunk driver in the Miami Valley and throughout Ohio.  He has the credentials and the experience to win your case and has made himself Dayton’s choice for drunk driving defense. Contact Charles Rowland by phone at (937) 318-1384 or toll-free at 1-888-ROWLAND (888-769-5263). If you need assistance after hours, call the 24/7 DUI Hotline at (937) 776-2671.  You can have DaytonDUI at your fingertips by downloading the DaytonDUI Android App or have DaytonDUI sent directly to your mobile device by texting DaytonDUI (one word) to 50500.  Follow DaytonDUI on Facebook, @DaytonDUI on Twitter, YouTube, Tumblr, Pheed and Pintrest or get RSS of the Ohio DUI blog.  You can email CharlesRowland@DaytonDUI.com or visit his office at 2190 Gateway Dr., Fairborn, Ohio 45324.  “All I do is DUI defense.”

Find more OVI checkpoint information check these city-specific sites at the following links:

FairbornDaytonSpringfieldKetteringVandaliaXeniaMiamisburgSpringboro,Huber HeightsOakwoodBeavercreekCenterville

Warren County/Springboro OVI Checkpoint (August 9, 2013)

August 9th, 2013

There will be an OVI checkpoint in Warren County tonight!  sobriety checkpoint ahead

The checkpoint will be held on SR 741, which is just north of W. Lytle Five Points Road in Warren County from 8:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m.  The checkpoint will be accompanied by aggressive saturation patrols.  If you want to receive updated information on OVI checkpoints,  enhanced traffic enforcement, saturation patrols and other important developments that affect you, sign up for text alerts on the main page of this blog.  Text alerts will be sent directly to your mobile device/smartphone in the location you choose in the Miami Valley.  In the past month we have alerted our followers to the State Route 35 traffic initiative and three local sobriety checkpoints.  You should also know that we respect your trust and we will never send you irrelevant information and/or advertisements.  This service is free and available to the general public.

You can also put DaytonDUI on your Android Smart phone via the DaytonDUI app.  The app helps you know your rights and know yourself by providing a drink tally so that you do not overindulge.  You can send safe drinking tips to friends or use the app to find the nearest taxi for a safe trip home.  The app brings you the best of DaytonDUI’s video and audio content and gives you a chance to take pictures and record memories so that you can aid in your own defense.  Our sincere desire is to make our roads a safer place.

Contact Charles Rowland by phone at 937-318-1DUI (937-318-1384), 937-879-9542, or toll-free at 1-888-ROWLAND (1-888-769-5263).  For after-hours help contact our 24/7 DUI HOTLINE at 937-776-2671.  Immediate help is available by filling out this CONTACT form.  For information about Dayton DUI sent directly to your mobile device, text DaytonDUI (one word) to 50500.  Follow DaytonDUI on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/DaytonDUI or Get Twitter updates via SMS by texting follow DaytonDUI to 40404. DaytonDUI is also available on Facebook and you can access updates by becoming a fan of Dayton DUI/OVI Defense.  You can also email Charles Rowland at: CharlesRowland@CharlesRowland.com or write to us at 2190 Gateway Dr., Fairborn, Ohio 45324.

OVI Checkpoints: The Reason To Get Rid Of Checkpoints & Cameras

July 26th, 2013

OVI Checkpoints - Traffic Why we drive the way we do.The Reason to Get Rid of OVI Checkpoints & Cameras?  Glad You Asked.

In his book Why People Obey The Law, legal scholar Tom Tyler argues that compliance with the law has less to do with deterrence (fear of penalty) than with the rational decision that complying with the law is in a person’s self-interest.  More important to their compliance is the decision that following the law is the right thing to do.  Having the biggest impact on their perception of the law is the belief in the legitimacy of the authority.  “People who go to traffic court are less concerned with the outcome – even when it is a costly ticket or fine – than with the fairness of the process.” Vanderbilt, Tom. Traffic: why we drive the way we do (and what it says about us), 2008, pp 235.  Thus the societal norm that driving within the speed limit and driving without being impaired, is an agreed upon social construct and is enforced best by our agreement that violating these laws is dangerous and deserving of punishment.

We can conclude from the evidence above that when there is less respect for the law and/or the process is deemed to be unfair the most important factor in compliance is compromised.  Less effective governance means the law are less effective, which means that people are less likely to follow them.  How do we know this?  The answer lies in whether or not the enforcement of the law is perceived as corrupt.  According to indices compiled by the anti corruption watchdog Transparency International, the higher a country (or law) ranks on the corruption index the less interested in following the law.  “Lode Vereeck, a Belgian economist at Hasselt University, has noted that in survey after survey of people’s attitudes toward traffic regulations, Belgians seem resistant; they’re more hostile than their neighbors to things like seat belt laws, lower speed limits, and drunk-driving laws” (thus more likely to drink before driving). Vanderbilt, Id.  Compared to the Netherlands (Belgiums nearest neighbor and best basis of comparison) the Belgians see their laws as more corrupt, leading to less adherence to the law and more traffic fatalities.  The nations that rank as the least corrupt – such countries as Finland, Norway, New Zealand, Sweden and Singapore – are the safest places in the world to drive.  The lesson we draw from the research is that wealth and enforcement affect traffic fatalities less than real or perceived corruption.

The premise of my argument herein is that OVI checkpoint and speed/red-light cameras are perceived as corrupt by the vast majority of citizens.  Our reliance on speed cameras and the attendant unfairness of the enforcement lessens the citizens adherence to the law.  The perceived unfairness of a sobriety checkpoint lessens and diminishes the drunk driving law.  The research suggests that following the law because it is fair and the right thing to do are more important than checkpoints and cameras.  Which raises the question to law enforcement and to the political elite.  If fairness is diminished at the cost of lives, are you doing a disservice by continuing the “corrupt” practices.  At some level you are making the decision between money for your department/city over the potential loss of life due to possible disrespect for the law.  I would argue (anecdotally) that respect for all law enforcement is diminished when they are perceived to be sanctioning unfair enforcement.  The courts are lowered in esteem when they are seen as unfair or “rigged” against the average citizen.

The reason that I put forth this argument is because I have spent my life dedicated to our system of justice.  I believe in our courts and in (the overwhelming majority of)  law enforcement officials.  I cannot go by silently and see the things I gave my life to broken.  I do not want our children to grow up in a world where the rule of law is scoffed at as a naive concept.  If my children (or yours) go into law enforcement I do not want their lives put in danger because they are seen as “other” rather than the agents of service and protection.  This issues goes to the very core of what we are and what we want our communities to be.  We can and should do better because “we are all in this together.”

Contact Charles Rowland by phone at 937-318-1DUI (937-318-1384), 937-879-9542, or toll-free at 1-888-ROWLAND (1-888-769-5263). For after-hours help contact our 24/7 DUI HOTLINE at 937-776-2671.For information about Dayton DUI sent directly to your mobile device, text DaytonDUI (one word) to 50500.  Follow DaytonDUI on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/DaytonDUI or Get Twitter updates via SMS by texting follow DaytonDUI to 40404. DaytonDUI is also available on Facebook and you can access updates by becoming a fan of Dayton DUI/OVI Defense.  You can also email Charles Rowland at: CharlesRowland@CharlesRowland.com or write to us at 2190 Gateway Dr., Fairborn, Ohio 45324.

“No Refusal” OVI Checkpoints – What Are They?

May 13th, 2013

What is a “No Refusal” OVI Checkpoint? Watch this video produced by WKEG / WRGT to learn all about it.  Look for an interview of me, Charles Rowland, at 1:18 into the segment.

“No Refusal” OVI Checkpoints are sobriety checkpoints that stop every single car to make sure that drivers are not impaired.  If you are suspected of driving drunk. you will have to take a breathalizer test or a judge or prosecutor, who are on standby, will issue a warrant for you to take a blood alcohol test.  A

St. Patrick’s DUI Checkpoints Announced (Kettering, Beavercreek, Springfield, Dayton)

March 15th, 2013

st pats LOGOThe Ohio State Highway Patrol has begun its “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” St. Patrick’s day enforcement initiative.  More than 78 local law enforcement agencies around the state will be conducting more than 2,100 hours of enforcement activity and 1,900 hours of saturation patrols in addition to 15 sobriety checkpoints, funded by federal grants provided through the Patrol’s Ohio Traffic Safety Office.  We will keep you posted as we continue to get updates.

CLARK COUNTY OVI CHECKPOINT – The Clark County OVI Task Force will be operating an OVI checkpoint within Clark County tonight to intercept impaired drivers as part of our ongoing enforcement efforts.  In addition, City, County and State Law Enforcement Officers will be working all weekend and through St. Patrick’s Day to keep our roads safe.

The checkpoint will begin tonight (3/15/13) at 8:00 p.m.  The location will be in Main St. in Enon, Ohio. 

MONTGOMERY COUNTY OVI CHECKPOINT – There will be an OVI checkpoint tonight starting around 8pm on Needmore Rd., near Wadsworth (off I-75 near the old Frisch’s restaurant).

A No-refusal checkpoint is planned for Saturday in Clay Township along St. Rt. 49 near Kimmel Rd.  A no-refusal weekend means that a judge is standing by to issue a warrant for a forced blood draw if a person refuses a breath test.

KETTERING EXTRA PATROLS – The city of Kettering will have extra patrols beginning at 5 p.m. on St. Patrick’s Day and will continue the extra patrols until 2 a.m.

GREENE COUNTY OVI CHECKPOINT - The Ohio State Highway Patrol has announced that they will conduct an OVI checkpoint in Greene County Saturday beginning around 11pm in front of the Greene on Indian Ripple Road.

The checkpoint will begin Saturday (3/16/13) around 9:00 p.m. The location will be on Indian Ripple Rd, Beavercreek, Ohio in front of the Greene Mall. 

COLUMBUS OVI CHECKPOINT – OVI Checkpoint Sat. night on OSU Campus at 17th and High St. Checkpoint will run from 9p-3am

Lucas County OVI Task Force will conduct a sobriety checkpoint in the Village of Holland. The checkpoint will be located on South McCord Road. Both northbound and southbound traffic will be checked. The checkpoint will run from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. and manned by the Lucas County Sheriff’s Office, Holland Police, Whitehouse Police, Toledo Metro parks Rangers, University of Toledo Police, Swanton Police, and Oregon Police–all officers from Task Force agencies.

As always, Dayton’s St. Patrick’s Day celebration locations are trying to help you stay safe.  Three of Dayton’s most popular St. Patrick’s Day destinations, Flanagan’s Pub, The Dublin Pub and Boston’s Bistro will offer free non-alcoholic beverages to designated drivers.  The Crown Plaza will be offering a special “Dublin Pub” rate to party goers.  For this special rate call (937) 224-0800.  To make things even easier, Flanagan’s and the Dublin Pub are sponsoring a free shuttle to run you back and forth from the Crown Plaza.  Free parking is available to Flanagan Pub guests at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds and that have arranged it so that cars can stay there overnight if necessary.

If you want to receive updated information on sobriety checkpoints,  enhanced traffic enforcement, saturation patrols and other important developments that affect you, sign up for text alerts on the main page of this blog.  Text alerts will be sent directly to your mobile device/smartphone in the location you choose in the Miami Valley.  In the past month we have alerted our followers to the State Route 35 traffic initiative and three local sobriety checkpoints.  You should also know that we respect your trust and we will never send you irrelevant information and/or advertisements.  This service is free and available to the general public.

You can also put DaytonDUI on your Android Smart phone via the DaytonDUI app.  The app helps you know your rights and know yourself by providing a drink tally so that you do not overindulge.  You can send safe drinking tips to friends or use the app to find the nearest taxi for a safe trip home.  The app brings you the best of DaytonDUI’s video and audio content and gives you a chance to take pictures and record memories so that you can aid in your own defense.  Our sincere desire is to make our roads a safer place.

Contact Charles Rowland by phone at 937-318-1DUI (937-318-1384), 937-879-9542, or toll-free at 1-888-ROWLAND (1-888-769-5263).  For after-hours help contact our 24/7 DUI HOTLINE at 937-776-2671.  Immediate help is available by filling out this CONTACT form.  For information about Dayton DUI sent directly to your mobile device, text DaytonDUI (one word) to 50500.  Follow DaytonDUI on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/DaytonDUI or Get Twitter updates via SMS by texting follow DaytonDUI to 40404. DaytonDUI is also available on Facebook and you can access updates by becoming a fan of Dayton DUI/OVI Defense.  You can also email Charles Rowland at: CharlesRowland@CharlesRowland.com or write to us at 2190 Gateway Dr., Fairborn, Ohio 45324.