Posts filed under Drugs

The Tiger Woods D.U.I. Case: Analysis Under Ohio DUI Law

Tiger Woods Arrested for D.U.I. During the early morning hours of Memorial Day, Tiger Woods was arrested near his Florida home for D.U.I.. Police found Woods asleep behind the wheel of his badly damaged Mercedes, with engine running, but parked along the roadside. Woods was awakened by the police and exhibited slurred speech while stating… (read more)

Marijuana Breathalyzers: Coming to a DUI Checkpoint Near You

By now, everyone knows (or should know) that driving high can lead to a DUI. And although marijuana laws have been relaxed, no state will ever allow a “stoned” driver to operate a motor vehicle. Testing to determine whether a person is “driving high” is expensive, time consuming, and limited to the analysis of blood… (read more)

DUI Field Sobriety Tests in Ohio and Marijuana: What is the Relevancy?

The standardized field sobriety tests (SFST) which are discussed in detail on a previous blog are routinely administered when a driver is pulled over for D.U.I.  The police will request that the driver perform three tasks: 1) the horizontal gaze nystagmus (HGN) which requires the following of a pen with your eyes while the officer… (read more)

Drive High and Get a DUI

The legalization of marijuana for recreational use in Colorado has raised some interesting issues.  The first issue is whether it is legal to smoke and drive.  Many people in Colorado who are enjoying this new liberty have mistakenly believed that the D.U.I laws pertain to alcohol only.  In response to this misconception, the Colorado Department… (read more)

DUI Checkpoint Tonight- North Hamilton Road

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN) –Columbus Police will conduct a sobriety checkpoint in  the northeast part of the city Friday night into Saturday morning. It will be on North Hamilton Rd. and Menerey Lane, north of E.  Dublin-Granville Rd., starting at 9 p.m. and continuing until 3 a.m. “Since June, there have been two fatal crashes within… (read more)

Fake Drug Checkpoints: Drivers Beware!

Ohio police are utilizing a new technique to arrest drivers: fake drug check points.  According to Cleveland’s  Plain Dealer, police in Mayfield Heights set up yellow signs that stated “Drug Checkpoint Ahead”.  Because drivers are used to sobriety checkpoints, which are legal, most drivers assume that  drug checkpoints are also legal.  But it is important… (read more)

Columbus Ohio DWI Checkpoint scheduled tonight on Hamilton Rd

9/27/13 DUI – DWI – Sobriety Checkpoint Alert Columbus police have announced as posted late this afternoon on NBC4i that they are scheduled to conduct a DUI – DWI checkpoint on the southeast side of Columbus tonight. The sobriety checkpoint is to be held near Kimberly Parkway at 2550 South Hamilton Road, Columbus, OH 43232…. (read more)

Franklin County DUI Taskforce arrests 6 for OVI on Friday the 13th

Update to the Northwest Columbus DUI checkpoint we posted yesterday: Perry Twp Police, Worthington Police, Sharon Township PD, and the Franklin County Sheriff conducted a sobriety checkpoint on Sawmill Rd yesterday.  According to NBC4i  the Franklin County DUI Task Force reported that of the 1158 vehicles that passed through the DWI checkpoint, they arrested 6… (read more)

Driving While Drowsy-Sleep Aid Prescriptions May Lead to a DUI

Late night TV is filled with commercials for a variety of sleep aids. Whether it is over the counter or prescription medication, these medicines help millions of Americans who struggle nightly with sleep disruptions.  It is no surprise that in  doctors write over 60 million prescriptions for sleep aids annually given recent reports linking sleep… (read more)

Drug Recognition Experts: An Effective Tool or Junk Science?

Imagine a situation where someone is driving erratically, crossing over lanes, swerving, and seems to be impaired.  Police pull this driver over and does a field sobriety test which includes a breathalyzer, but no alcohol is detected in their system because the driver didn’t drink alcohol, but took drugs instead.   If it seems the driver… (read more)