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Two Friday DUI Checkpoints in Columbus as The Holiday Week Comes To An End

Friday July 7, 2017 There are two Friday DUI Checkpoints in Columbus, Ohio tonight. Following the Independence Day holiday falling on a Tuesday, the Franklin County DUI Task Force will be stopping cars in two locations in Columbus with the aim of reducing the number of drunk drivers on the road. Friday DUI Checkpoints in… (read more)

Ohio’s New DUI Law: Interlocks and Increased Penalties

Ohio’s New DUI Law is in Effect On April 6, 2017, Ohio’s new O.V.I./D.U.I. law (House Bill 388) went into effect. This bill increased the penalties for first-time offenders and widened the criteria for identifying repeat offenders. Judges are now allowed to consider previous O.V.I./D.U.I. convictions dating as far back as ten years, whereas they… (read more)

Some Helpful Tips During a DUI Stop

As criminal lawyers and Columbus Ohio DUI defense attorneys,  we are often asked what people should do when they are pulled over by the police and asked to take a field sobriety test. The usual advice is to remind people that they do not have to take either the breathalyzer or field sobriety test. Rather,… (read more)

Columbus DUI Checkpoints Tonight on Riverside Drive and Sawmill Road

Friday October 21, 2016 You may remember the recent post to our facebook page regarding the Columbus Police Department no longer maintaining an OVI Task force. While we noted that dismantling of this program may reduce the number of DUI checkpoints in Columbus, it is important to understand that DUI checkpoints in Columbus and its surrounding communities… (read more)

Happy Hour Westerville DUI Checkpoint Tonight by Franklin County DUI Task Force

Friday September 23, 2016 Just as happy hour ends at many bars and restaurants, the Franklin County DUI Task Force will be conducting a DUI checkpoint in Westerville., Ohio The Westerville DUI Checkpoint is scheduled to be held from 7 p.m. – 12 a.m. on Cleveland Ave. South of Hanawalt Road. 24 Hour Columbus and… (read more)

Franklin County DUI Checkpoints, Saturation Patrols Scheduled by Multiple Law Enforcement Agencies

Friday, August 19, 2016 Several Franklin County DUI Checkpoints are planned tonight for southeast Columbus and Franklin County. Multiple law enforcement agencies will be participating in these DUI Checkpoints including Columbus, Police and the Ohio State Highway Patrol. 2 Checkpoints planned by the Franklin County DUI Task Force: 9:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. DUI Checkpoint… (read more)

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)

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)

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)