Two East Columbus, OH DUI Checkpoints Scheduled to be Held on Livingston Ave Tonight

Friday, April 8th, 2016 Two DUI Checkpoints have been scheduled to be held on the East Side of Columbus tonight by the Franklin County DUI Task Force. Both DUI Checkpoints are scheduled to be held at different locations on Livingston Avenue from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Columbus, DUI Checkpoint Locations: Livingstion Avenue, east of… (read more)

Columbus/Obetz Ohio DUI Checkpoint Scheduled Friday

Friday, March 19, 2016 The Franklin County DUI Task Force has announced a Sobriety Checkpoint in Columbus, Ohio to be held Friday night from 8pm to 2am. The DUI checkpoint is scheduled to be held south of Williams Rd. on Alum Creek Drive in Obetz, Ohio. Columbus, and Obetz, Ohio Criminal Defense and DUI Attorney Joe… (read more)

St. Patrick’s Day and Weekend DUI Checkpoints in Columbus, Ohio

The increased enforcement planned by the Franklin County DUI Task Force this weekend are being referred to by news sources as a dragnet or a blitz. Ultimately, St. Patrick’s day through the weekend in Columbus, OH and throughout Franklin County will be filled with heavy DUI enforcement by law agencies. You should anticipate enhanced OVI/DUI enforcement for the St…. (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)

Friday The 13th DUI Checkpoints in Columbus, Ohio

Friday, November 13, 2015 If you are superstitious, you may want to stay off of the roads tonight. If you do venture out, you may find out that the Columbus Police Department will be holding two DUI checkpoints. From 9-11:00 p.m. The CPD is scheduled to hold a sobriety checkpoint on S. High Street at… (read more)

The Disproportionate Risks of Driving While Black

“Violence is rare, but routine traffic stops more frequently lead to searches, arrests and the opening of a trapdoor into the criminal justice system that can have a lifelong impact, especially for those without the financial or other resources to negotiate it.” Read more from this article by following the link below: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/25/us/racial-disparity-traffic-stops-driving-black.html?ref=us&_r=0

Westerville Rd DUI/OVI Sobriety Checkpoint Tonight

Friday October 23, 2015 Before you head to that Halloween party tonight dressed as a police officer, escaped convict, or a zombie, you should be aware that the real police will be conducting DUI checkpoint in on Westerville Rd. tonight. As often tradition in the Halloween season, many people will be driving downtown Columbus for the Highball in the… (read more)

Social Media and Crime

A Florida woman was arrested and charged with driving under the influence while using Periscope to live stream her drive home from the bar. Concerned viewers called police and alerted them to her location. For more on the story and the use of social media by police, follow the link below: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-intersect/wp/2015/10/12/heres-what-happened-when-a-florida-woman-periscoped-herself-driving-drunk/

Two North Columbus DUI and Drug Checkpoints Scheduled Tonight

Friday September 25, 2015 Two Sobriety checkpoints are planned tonight on the North side of Columbus. Both checkpoints are scheduled to have Drug Recognition Experts. Drug Recognition Experts, also referred to as DRE’s are specially trained police officers who assess drug impairment based on a specific set of guidelines, such as, eye movement and certain behavioral… (read more)

Columbus, Dublin, Perry Twp DUI Checkpoint Tonight on Sawmill Road North of 270

Friday September 18, 2015 The Franklin County DUI Task Force has a Sobriety Checkpoint planned tonight on Sawmill Road, North of I-270. The OVI/DUI Checkpoint is scheduled to take place from 7:30 p.m. until around 11:30 p.m. Columbus, Ohio OVI Defense Attorney Joe Edwards always encourages safe driving practices as well as responsible drinking and designated… (read more)