Tag Archives: Police

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

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.…
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Ohio OVI Defense Attorney Quote of the Week

United States Supreme Court Justice Byron White in the landmark case of United States vs. Wade, 388 U.S. 218 (1967) "Law enforcement officers have the obligation to convict the guilty and to make sure they do not convict the innocent. They must be dedicated to making the criminal trial a procedure for the ascertainment of…
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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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Yellow Springs Mayor’s Court

Twice a month David Foubert, Mayor of Yellow Springs, holds court. The Yellow Springs Mayor's Court hears misdemeanor offenses that occur in the jurisdiction of the Yellow Springs Police Department.  The Yellow Springs Mayor's Court is held in the Byron Community Center, located at 100 Dayton Street just adjacent to downtown Yellow Springs.  The Byron…
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New Year’s Eve By The Numbers

According to this storyin the Dayton Daily News, New Year's Eve was safe. "There were relatively few OVI arrests, and the Dayton Daily News had received no reports of traffic fatalities directly attributed to drunken driving Saturday night as of Sunday afternoon."  The most active State Highway Patrol Post was Montgomery County which made seven…
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Beavercreek (Greene County) OVI Checkpoint (Sept. 2, 2011)

Checkpoint In Front Of The Greene The Ohio State Highway Patrol, in conjunction with the Beavercreek Police Department and the Greene County Sheriff’s Office, announced that an OVI checkpoint will be held from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. Friday, Sept. 2, on Indian Ripple Road, in Greene County.  You can also expect increased patrols around…
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Greene County, Ohio Law Enforcement Agencies (with links)

  Listed below are the names, addresses and phone numbers, including links, to the law enforcement agencies in Greene County, Ohio.  If you are arrested for OVI in Greene County, Ohio and need to get information about your case (such as police reports or information about vehicle impoundment) contact the numbers below.  Charles M. Rowland…
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Sobriety Checkpoint in Springfield, Clark County Tonight (May 27, 2011)

DUI Roadblock along Rt. 40 in Clark County Thanks to a federal grant, the Springfield Police, the Clark County Sheriff's Department, the Enon Police and the Ohio State Highway Patrol will be conducting an OVI checkpoint tonight from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m.  The checkpoint will be used in conjunction with nearby saturation patrols in…
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DUI Court Process: The Stopping Sequence

You are driving home when you see a car following you closely.  The car is acting unlike any other car you have ever encountered and you begin to wonder if you are in danger.  At that point you see the flashing emergency lights and hear the piercing wail of a siren.  You heartbeat begins to…
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