Can You Get a DUI on a Golf Cart in Ohio?

Can You Get a DUI on a Golf Cart in Ohio?

Going to Put-in-Bay or Kelley’s Island this summer?  Taking a ferry and renting a golf cart to tour around?  You might get charged with a DUI if you drink and drive on that golf cart, just as people have been charged at golf courses and campgrounds. Being charged with an OVI/DUI for driving a golf cart raises two issues.  First, can it be a DUI if you were only driving a golf cart?  Second, is it a DUI if you were on private property such a campground or golf course?

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Bloodshot Eyes, the Odor of Alcohol and an Admission to Drinking are Sufficient for Probable Cause - DUI News - 10/18/2016

Bloodshot Eyes, the Odor of Alcohol and an Admission to Drinking are Sufficient for Probable Cause - DUI News - 10/18/2016

The Fifth District Holds that, although bloodshot eyes and the odor of alcohol are not enough for reasonable suspicion to conduct field sobriety tests, if there is an admission to drinking there is probable cause to arrest regardless of field sobriety tests.

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Unemployment After Termination for Poor Performance

Unemployment After Termination for Poor Performance

Employees will be ineligible for unemployment compensation when terminated for poor performance and the employer shows: (1) the employee does not perform required work; (2) the employer made its expectations known at the time of hire; (3) those expectations are reasonable; and (4) the requirements of the job have not changed since the date of hire.

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State Must Show Nexus Between Prescription and Impairment - DUI News - 06/02/16

State Must Show Nexus Between Prescription and Impairment - DUI News - 06/02/16

Fourth District confirms that, for an OVI based on a prescription medication, the State must show a nexus between the prescription and impairment through "(1) the testimony of an expert who is familiar with the potential side effects of the medication" or (2) the testimony of a layperson (such as a friend or family member) who witnesses the effect of the particular drug on the defendant-driver."

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Hospital Blood Tests Can Be Used for OVIs When They Do Not Substantially Comply with ODH Regulations - DUI Appeals Reports - 4/14/2016

Hospital Blood Tests Can Be Used for OVIs When They Do Not Substantially Comply with ODH Regulations - DUI Appeals Reports - 4/14/2016

Third District holds that an individual receiving treatment after an auto accident can refuse a blood alcohol test by the police, but the health care provider's own blood test used for treatment will still be admissible even if it does not substantially comply with ODH regulations like the police test would have to.

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Urine / Blood Samples Unrefrigerated for 5 Hours Are Close Enough - DUI Appeals Reports - 04/09/2016

Urine / Blood Samples Unrefrigerated for 5 Hours Are Close Enough - DUI Appeals Reports - 04/09/2016

The Ohio Supreme Court held that, despite the administrative code requiring refrigeration of urine and blood samples, the State substantially complies if the samples are unrefrigerated for as long as five hours, while providing clarification for the burden shifting tests for substantial compliance with OVI testing.

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