Police officers who pull you over under suspicion of OVI have many methods of obtaining evidence to use against you in court to make those charges stick. From the moment they approach your vehicle, they are on the alert for signs that you have been drinking and that you are impaired. They study your eyes, your hands and your body movement. They listen for you to slur your words, observe the air for odors of alcohol, and test your balance and coordination.
What do you think of when someone mentions DUI, or OVI as it's called here in Ohio? If you are like most people, you probably envision a motor vehicle such as a passenger vehicle, motorcycle or truck pulled over and a driver participating in field sobriety tests with the flashing lights of the patrol car in his or her eyes. If you are a boating enthusiast, you may even know that boating under the influence is a thing.
If you have been arrested in Ohio and are facing charges related to drunk driving, it's important to understand your rights and options. While many people wrongly believe that it's impossible to successfully defend against DUI and OVI charges, in truth drunk driving cases are often quite complex and there are a number of factors that must be thoroughly and closely examined which can impact the outcome of a case including the validity of a Breathalyzer test.