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Central Ohio City Could Join Others Around State to Ban Texting While Driving

22, 2009

Bexley City Council Members are expected to vote, Tuesday night, on a law to prohibit texting while driving. If the legislation passes it will be the first of its kind in Central Ohio.

Group says Ohio Sobriety Checkpoints Ineffective

19, 2007

Ohio is one of 40 states that use sobriety checkpoints to screen for drunk drivers. But a group representing the restaurant industry says Ohio’s sobriety checkpoints are ineffective. The American Beverage Institute says checkpoints caught fewer than one percent of people driving under the influence. They say saturation or roving police patrols are far more efficient.

Ohio Lawmakers Seek Crackdown on Drunk Driving

20, 2007

Ohio legislators are looking at yet another way to crack down on drunk drivers.

Police Plan Extra Drunk Driving Enforcement for St. Patrick’s Day

Nicole Leasure lost her 20-year-old sister Caitlin, an Otterbein College student, to a drunk driver in March 2006.
March 15, 2007

The Franklin County DUI Task Force will be working overtime this weekend for St. Patrick’s Day celebrations and the NCAA play offs.

Drunken Driving Crack Down Proposed

5, 2007

Activists concerned about drunken driving want to crack down on motorists who refuse to take breathalyzer tests.

New legislation defines “drugged driving”

30, 2006

Ohio legislators are sending motorists a clear warning — you better not get behind the wheel if you’re high on drugs. Lawmakers have given final approval to a bill that sets very specific thresh-holds in blood or urine tests that could be used to prove a driver is indeed guilty of driving under the influence of drugs.

Breathalyzer Tests Questioned By Defense Attorneys

6, 2006

Prosecutors, judges and juries often use the results of breathazlyzer tests to convict people of driving drunk. But many defense attorneys say the tests are not always reliable.

Columbus’ First Lady Sentenced in drunk driving case

21, 2005

The wife of Mayor Michael Coleman, Frankie Coleman, pleaded guilty today to a drunk driving charge and was sentenced to three days in jail, fined 250 dollars and given restricted driving privileges. Mrs. Coleman was arrested in October by Bexley Police following an accident on Cassingham Road. A breath test found she had a blood alcohol level of .271.

Lawyers try to keep Frankie Coleman out of jail

4, 2005

Attorneys for the wife of Columbus Mayor Coleman say they want to keep their client out of jail. They’re questioning the qualifications of the Bexley police officer who gave Frankie Coleman a breathalyzer test last month following a traffic accident. That strategy, according to a Columbus attorney, is a standard defense in drunken driving cases.

Highway Patrol offers tips for winter driving

29, 2004

Winter weather is on its way to Central Ohio. The Ohio Highway Patrol is encouraging drivers to get ready for winter conditions.