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Ohio State Highway Patrol Announces Summer Enforcement Effort

In response to a 12 percent increase in traffic fatalities this year, the Ohio State Highway Patrol has begun a new summer-long high visibility enforcement initiative.  The OSP will employ three regional traveling tactical squads to target crash causing violations in an effort to reduce fatal and injury crashes.  The effort will use mapped crash data…
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Ohio Troopers Provide 24/7 Patrols of Major Urban Areas

Beginning June 3, the Ohio State Highway Patrol will staff 24/7 operations in Hamilton, Cuyahoga and Franklin counties.  See full story. The State Highway Patrol is expanding its presence in Ohio's three largest metropolitan areas to crack down on dangerous driving with around-the-clock operations at posts near Cincinnati, Cleveland and Columbus for the first time…
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Warren County Partnership Targets Drug Traffickers

The Warren County Drug Task Force announced a new partnership with the Ohio Highway Patrol Thursday to help combat the flow of drugs running through Warren County on Interstates 75 and 71.  According to the joint agreement, a sergeant and two troopers with narcotic canines from the highway patrol will work with Warren County Deputy…
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Ohio State Highway Patrol Announces “All Out” Initiative

May 18th is "All Out" Day for the Ohio State Highway Patrol The Ohio State Highway Patrol will be conducting an “All Out Day” on May 18, in which all sworn officers from all ranks will be patrolling Ohio roads in an effort to reduce fatal and injury crashes. The initiative, which serves as a high visibility…
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Click It Or Ticket Set To Begin

Just as the swallows return every year to the Mission San Juan Capistrano, California, so to does the return spring bring us "Click -it or Ticket."  Click It or Ticket is a nationwide seat belt enforcement campaign aimed at reducing the number of highway fatalities and injuries due to non-seat-belt use. The mobilization is conducted annually…
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Driving Under Suspension in Ohio

Image via Wikipedia Ohio’s Driving Under Suspension (DUS) law is formidable.  The statutory scheme encompasses over 20 different types of suspensions ranging from Automatic License Suspensions for DUI offenses to suspensions for failing to purchase adequate insurance coverage. Please click on the links below for specific information. If you need additional information on Ohio’s DUS…
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Where Are the Speed Cameras/Red-Light Cameras in Dayton?

This blog has documented the outrage caused by Dayton's adoption of speed and red-light cameras.  Today, in an article by former Montgomery County Common Pleas A.J. Wagner, the Dayton City Paper takes on the red-light and speed cameras.  As we have put forth here, the red-light and speed cameras are an affront to our presumption of…
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The Reality of an Ohio DUI Arrest

You are out to dinner with friends and you decide to have a couple of beers.  On the way home you see police lights in your rearview mirror.  The officer approaches and says, “I noticed that your license plate light was not working.”  You remember that the news announced a major “saturation patrol” was taking…
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Dayton Adopts Mobile (Hidden?) Speed Cameras

The Dayton Police Department has taken what some argued was an inevitable step to increase revenue.  They have deployed a mobile speed camera inside a Ford Escape which they will move around the city to catch speeders unawares.  The camera technology is the same used by stationary units.  According to WDTN, "[w]hen a driver exceeds…
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What Am I Required To Do Following An Accident?

The crime is referred to as Hit and Run, Leaving the Scene of and Accident, Hit/Skip or Failure to Notify.  Here is an overview of what proscriptions Ohio has adopted to punish persons involved in an accident who leave the scene.  Because of the serious nature of the offense you should seek a qualified and…
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