The Police Use Very Specific Techniques
When Investigating a Driver for DUI
These Techniques Are Separated Into Stages
and Typically Include Observation,
Questioning, and Testing
Sometimes, Officers Even Use Deceit
In Order to Obtain Incriminating Evidence
Against A DUI Defendant
I Have Developed a Number of DUI Defense Strategies
that Can Mitigate Evidence Obtained
Through These Investigations
These Strategies Can Help to Get Your Case Dismissed.
Find Out More Below...
The Ohio Police Officers, Sheriff’s Deputies and State Highway Patrolmen initially observe a vehicle in operation to note any initial cues of a possible DUI/OVI violation. The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) advises that the first task when observing a vehicle in motion, begins when the officer first notices the vehicle, driver or both. The officer’s attention may be drawn to the vehicle by such things as:
At this point, NHTSA instructs Ohio DUI/OVI officers to decide whether there is sufficient cause to stop the vehicle, either to conduct further investigation to determine if the suspect may be impaired, or for a witnessed traffic violation. Once the officer initially observes a vehicle or driver committing a violation, he has three options: (1) stop the vehicle immediately; (b) continue to observe the vehicle; or (c) disregard the vehicle.
The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) has reported that there are many driving cues which may be used by Ohio police officers to predict that a suspected DUI/OVI driver’s BAC is over the legal limit. The top 24 cues are as follows:
NHTSA instructs officers to concentrate on gathering all relevant evidence that may suggest impairment but cautions against committing to a DUI/OVI arrest based upon their initial observations in Stage One. The second step in Stage One is to observe the manner in which the suspected DUI/OVI driver responds to the signal to stop, and to note any additional evidence of an DUI/OVI violation. NHTSA advises officers to look for cues in the driver’s stopping sequence. These cues include:
NHTSA further instructs officers to observe possible indications of intoxication related to the personal behavior or appearance of the driver. Examples of specific indicators include:
Finally, NHTSA instructs officers to look for the following post-stop cues in this first stage of their investigation:
No Ohio DUI/OVI/drinking and driving arrest is perfect and the best Ohio DUI/OVI lawyers knows this. Most Ohio DUI/OVI investigations include a number of witnesses, including police officers and the personnel who collect, store and test chemical samples. These witnesses are human and they make mistakes. Further, most Ohio DUI/OVI investigations include a breath testing device or other testing equipment that is not always maintained according to current Ohio DUI/OVI regulations.
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