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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)

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)