Tag Archives: OVI charges dismissed

OVI Dismissed Where Trooper’s Dash Cam Did Not Show Marked Lanes Violation

April 18, 2015  |   Posted by :   |   Columbus, Ohio DUI Law   |   Comments Off on OVI Dismissed Where Trooper’s Dash Cam Did Not Show Marked Lanes Violation

Many of the OVI / DUI cases we see involve an allegation of a marked lanes violation.  In these cases, the officer says that the reason for the stop is that the driver drove outside of his lane across the yellow line or the center line.  With the widespread use of cruiser dash cameras, these […]

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OVI Charge Dismissed Where Officer Gave Incomplete Instructions on Field Sobriety Tests and the Driver Did Not Admit to Drinking

March 31, 2015  |   Posted by :   |   Columbus, Ohio DUI Law   |   Comments Off on OVI Charge Dismissed Where Officer Gave Incomplete Instructions on Field Sobriety Tests and the Driver Did Not Admit to Drinking

In one recent Columbus (Franklin County) OVI case, the driver was: in an accident, the officer noted a strong odor of alcohol, bloodshot and glassy eyes, slurred speech, the driver did NOT admit to drinking, the driver took and failed field sobriety tests, and the driver took and failed the breathalyzer test at the police station […]

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OVI Dismissed: Stop By Police Unconstitutional Where Officer Pulled Car Over Simply Because He Observed Someone Yelling in the Car

August 16, 2014  |   Posted by :   |   Ohio DUI / OVI Defense   |   Comments Off on OVI Dismissed: Stop By Police Unconstitutional Where Officer Pulled Car Over Simply Because He Observed Someone Yelling in the Car

Police generally need either a warrant or “reasonable suspicion” that a crime or traffic violation has occurred to pull over a vehicle.  In this case, an officer said he heard someone yelling in a car and the driver “gesturing wildly.” He pulled him over and ultimately charged him with OVI.   The driver challenged the […]

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Ohio Court of Appeals Overturns DUI Conviction for Failure to Establish that Driver’s Impairment was Caused by Drugs

August 07, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   Ohio DUI / OVI Defense   |   Comments Off on Ohio Court of Appeals Overturns DUI Conviction for Failure to Establish that Driver’s Impairment was Caused by Drugs

In this case, the Defendant was found guilty of two counts of driving under the influence (“DUI”) and one count of impeding the flow of traffic. At trial, the officer testified that he and his partner observed the defendant’s vehicle stopped in the middle of the road. As the officer approached the car, he noticed […]

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Ohio Court of Appeals Overturns OVI Conviction of Man Stopped For Driving Too Slowly

January 07, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   Columbus, Ohio DUI Law   |   Comments Off on Ohio Court of Appeals Overturns OVI Conviction of Man Stopped For Driving Too Slowly

For all you slow drivers out there, this case is for you.  An Ohio court of appeals last week overturned a DUI conviction on the grounds that the stop was illegal.  The defendant was pulled over for driving too slow—and the court said stopping him just for being slow isn’t enough. The traffic stop went […]

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