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St. Patrick’s Weekend DUI Checkpoints and Police Saturation Patrols in Columbus, Ohio

If you are planning to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day you should note that Columbus Police, Franklin County Sheriff, Ohio State Highway Patrol, and numerous other police departments will be operating sobriety checkpoints and saturation patrols. Friday March 14th – Columbus Police will conduct a Sobriety Checkpoint on Sawmill Rd. The DUI Checkpoint is scheduled to… (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)

What in the World is Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus (HGN)?

driver goes to court, the HGN results can potentially be used in the Columbus Ohio DUI case.

If you’ve been pulled over for a DUI, you may have had to take the HGN test. HGN stands for Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus. An officer will place an object (such as a flashlight or pen) in front of the driver’s face, and wave it from side to side. The driver will attempt to follow the… (read more)