Even though they are legal, OVI checkpoints are always going to be somewhat controversial. At a checkpoint, the police may stop every single driver to see if they're intoxicated before allowing them to continue. This is far different than normal traffic stops, which require the police to have a reason to pull the car over. Many drivers think it is unfair that the police can pull everyone over, even without cause, at a checkpoint.
An Ohio man has been arrested, and police claim he was driving under the influence. He is now facing OVI charges.
A driver in Ohio was recently arrested after he was going the wrong way down Interstate 675, perhaps while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
A number of people in their home in Ohio got the surprise of a lifetime when a truck left the road and smashed into the house.
A man in Ohio is facing serious charges after getting involved in a deadly crash while he was allegedly intoxicated.
Drunk driving checkpoints can be a bit controversial. While the police maintain that they're simply trying to keep people safe, the issue is that most OVI stops have to start with reasonable suspicion that the driver may be intoxicated. Police must have a reason to stop the car. Even if they don't think the driver is drunk right away, they need another reason, such as speeding, a seat belt infraction or a broken headlight.
A man who was once referred to as the "Top OVI Cop" in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, is now in legal trouble after he was indicted for allegedly lying on the witness stand and on his police report after arresting a drunk driver. That's perjury, and he's now facing serious charges after the grand jury's ruling, which means there is cause for a trial.
If you get pulled over by a police officer, he or she may give you a breath test and/or make you do field sobriety tests to determine if you are under the influence of alcohol. These tests can be enough to warrant an arrest.
There has been a worrying trend of repeat convictions in the state of Ohio for operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol (OVI), leading people to believe that not enough is being done to combat the deadly crime of driving while intoxicated.
In the state of Ohio, a person can be charged with operating a vehicle under the influence (OVI) if they measure a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 percent or above. The BAC is usually measured when a person is pulled over on the side of the road by law enforcement officials and asked to perform a Breathalyzer test.