Tag Archives: MADD

DUI Law Update: MADD Gets Its Cake And Eats It Too!

This DUI law update sets forth an alternate interpretation of MADDs attempt to pass Annie's Law.  Is it possible that MADD has seen the error of its ways and is seeking to do damage control?  The most common complaint about DUI enforcement in the State of Ohio concerns the ability of a police officer to…
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The Ohio Investigative Unit Conducts “Trace Back Investigations”

The Ohio Investigative Unit (formerly Liquor Control) has taken on a new task in Ohio - "trace back" investigations.  When a fatal crash occurs and alcohol or drugs are suspected, the OIU will step in to see where the alcohol came from and whether or not the person providing the alcohol or drugs can be…
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First Time DUI Offenders Required To Install Breathalyzer

The Columbus Dispatch just published an article (see video above) about the first time DUI breathalyzer bill.  If "Annie's Law" is passed by the Ohio legislature, it will require first time offenders to put an in-car breathalyzer in their car before they will be allowed to drive.  People who are not yet convicted and presumably innocent until…
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Have You Heard Of Powdered Alcohol? Palcohol?

This week the release of powdered alcohol "palcohol" was approved, then rescinded, then changed to delayed. First the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, a branch of the Treasury Department issued "label approval" on April 8th.  Apparently this was not the case as many internet sources began reporting that the ATT&T rescinded the approval.…
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New DUI Punishment Coming To Ohio

The Ohio legislature is considering H.B. 469 (Annie's Law) which would bring a harsh new DUI punishment to the State. Currently, ignition interlock devices are used in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. However, states vary widely in how the ignition interlock devices are used and which drivers are required to install them. In West…
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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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Is This The End of Drunk Driving Arrests?

Will there still be drunk driving arrests in the future?  This is the question raised by Money Watch and CBS in the article about autonomous cars, "Will Your Car Be Driving Itself By 2020?"  According to the article,  "[i]t all sounds like science fiction: cars that drive themselves, navigate streets and avoid crashes. But last week…
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MADD’s Agenda For Ohio Is Announced

Over the last decade we have learned MADD's agenda for Ohio via its "Campaign To Eliminate Drunk Driving."  Their legislative and lobbying efforts have focused on three areas. Support for high-visibility law enforcement activities Legislation requiring ignition interlocks for all convicted drunk drivers Development of automotive technologies for passive alcohol detection MADD's agenda for Ohio…
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Will Ohio Lower The Legal Limit for OVI?

Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy As this site has been warning, MADD and friends at the NTSB have been pushing to lower the legal blood alcohol concentration from .08% to .05%.  Today, the National Transportation Safety Board voted to recommend to states that they lower the blood-alcohol content…
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Unintended Consequences of an Ohio DUI Charge

A drunk driving charge can affect you in ways that you may not expect. Listed below are some of the more vexing issues associated with an Ohio DUI (OVI) charge. 1. Child Custody - If you are involved in a custody dispute, or have a vindictive spouse who would like to start one, a DUI/OVI conviction…
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