drunk driving

Ohio Supreme Court rules on handling of blood samples in OVI cases

The Ohio Supreme Court issued a decision yesterday that provided some clarification about admitting blood test results in drunk-driving cases. The case before the court involved an accident where an alleged drunk driver hit and killed a pedestrian. The driver, Michael Baker, consented to a blood test, which was taken at 1:50am. The officer kept the specimen in his …

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Ohio Supreme Court clarifies OVI sentencing laws

The Ohio Supreme Court ruled today on Ohio’s sentencing laws for operating a vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol (OVI), clarifying some confusion about the repeat-offender statute and resolving a conflict between Ohio district courts. In an opinion penned by Justice French, the court found that when someone is convicted of an OVI …

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