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Group says Ohio Sobriety Checkpoints Ineffective

12:00AM
November
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

12:00AM
July
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.
12:00AM
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

12:00AM
January
5, 2007

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

New legislation defines “drugged driving”

12:00AM
March
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

12:00AM
March
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

12:00AM
December
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

12:00AM
November
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

12:00AM
November
29, 2004

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