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Ignition Interlock Devices For Everyone – We Warned You!

H.B. 469 (Annie's Law) presented at the Ohio Statehouse on Thursday will require an ignition interlock device  be installed on the vehicle of all convicted drunk drivers, including first-time offenders.  Ohio law currently prescribes "blow to go" devices for repeat drunk driving offenders, but not on a first offense.  We have longed warned (previous story HERE)…
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DUI and Ohio Boating Laws

Boating Season Is Approaching Which Means Increased Watercraft Patrols. Boating Under the Influence is illegal in Ohio. 2001 Sub. S.B. 123, eff. 1-1-04 sought to unify the drunk driving provisions with Ohio’s boating laws.   O.R.C. 1547.11(A)(1)  to O.R.C. 1547.11(A)(6) prohibit a person from operating or being in physical control of a vessel underway or…
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DUI Science and More Faulty Breath Machine Assumptions

Evidential Breath Testing Measures The Amount of Alcohol In Your Breath Not in Your Brain! One of the faulty assumptions underlying evidential breath testing is the assumption that the tests are measuring the ability of alcohol to impair your brain.  They do not.  The breath test does not care how, or even if, the alcohol…
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DUI Science: Fat vs. Thin/Man vs. Woman/Young vs. Old

After consuming alcohol, will a fat person or a thin person have a lower BAC? Alcohol loves water and will move into spaces where water is the most prevalent.  Fatty portions of the body have a low water content and absorb little of the alcohol, while muscular portions of the body have a high water…
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Illegal Bath Salts, A Primer

Methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV) (“bath salts”, “Ivory Wave”, “plant fertilizer”, “plant food”,“Vanilla Sky”, “Energy-1”) Methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV) is a designer drug of the phenethylamine class. MDPV is structurally related to cathinone, an active alkaloid found in the khat plant, methamphetamine, and methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA). MDPV is a central nervous system (CNS) stimulant and it was first seized in Germany…
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OVI Update: When is Late Too Late?

In State v. Bower, 2010-Ohio-4420, Defendant Dustin Bowers was arrested for OVI (drunk driving) and a chemical test of his breath resulted in a BAC reading of .085.  He was given appointed counsel on September 11, 2010 and counsel filed for discovery pursuant to Crim.R. 16.  It was not until November 9, 2010 (62 days…
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Ohio State Highway Patrol DUI Labor Day Effort Announced

Image via Wikipedia The Ohio State Highway Patrol announced their plans for the upcoming Labor Day holiday weekend. The Patrol will focus on removing impaired drivers from our roadways and urging motorists to think twice before getting behind the wheel while impaired. Troopers will be out in full force in an effort to reduce fatalities…
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