Drunk driving is something that involves all drivers, of all ages and all genders. Anyone can get arrested if they get behind the wheel while under the influence.
The police in Ohio remain committed to the idea that OVI checkpoints, as controversial as they sometimes are, continue to be one of the best ways to stop drunk driving. They recently ran three different checkpoints on the same night: Friday, Oct. 18. After the fact, they released the statistics and results from those checkpoints.
A police officer in Ohio was arrested on OVI charges, but his case is now being delayed, and he claims that there are some serious flaws with how the arrest took place.
Two Amish men in Ohio were allegedly drinking while driving their horse-drawn buggy down the road. The police say that they spotted a 12-pack of beer in the buggy and that the men were drinking as they drove. The officers pulled the buggy over just as they would any other vehicle.
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.