A DUI checkpoint will be held between 6 p.m. and Midnight on Ohio 747 tonight in Butler County.
Besides Butler County, there will also be DUI checkpoints in Clinton, Cuyahoga, Defiance and Trumbull counties this weekend.
They will be releasing the exact location of the checkpoint Friday morning.
80% of Law Enforcement Officials use Social Media to Investigate Crimes
A recent survey conducted by LexisNexis shows that 4 out of 5 law enforcement officials have used social media in some manner to help with investigations. This should not be a surprise to anyone, yet people seem to forget much of what they post is public and can be viewed by just about anyone, including law enforcement. In fact there is even a wikipedia page dedicated to the "Use of Social Networks in Investigations" filled with high profile examples of defendants and suspects handing investigators evidence on a silver platter. Numerous times as a prosecutor, I simply "Googled" or "Facebooked" a defendant's name and was treated to some favorable evidence, with very little effort on my part.
Limiting the viewing of wall posts or galleries to "friends of friends" on Facebook, may seem like a nice barrier protecting your private information,when in actuality there is a good chance, one of those "Friends of Friends" is a detective, police officer or prosecutor. Think about this, according to one study, the average facebook user can reach 31,170 Facebook users through "Friends of Friends." Chances are at least one of those "Friends of Friends" is working for law enforcement.
According to a post by Coverhound, a speeding ticket can be devestating to a person's car insurance. They found that on average, after a person is convicted of speeding, their car insurance goes up 40.23%.
Insurance.com, also has a nice break down showing how speeding tickets can cause your insurance rates to soar:
1st Offense: Average annual premium cost of $1,318, an 18 percent increase
2nd Offense: Average annual premium cost of $1,497, a 34 percent increase
3rd Offense: Average annual premium cost of $1,713, a 53 percent increase
REMEMBER YOU DO NOT HAVE TO PLEAD GUILTY OR PAY THE TICKET JUST BECAUSE YOU WERE CITED FOR SPEEDING, A CAR ACCIDENT OR OTHER TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS. THERE ARE OPTIONS.
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According to the National Motorists Association, Ohio ranks 23rd in Speeding Tickets, putting them almost squarely in the middle. However, do not read to much into this article, the methodology used to formulate these rankings has nothing to do with an actual ticket count, but is based on web searches.
This article from The Sporting News, serves as a good reminder that there are collateral consequences related to a DUI or OVI conviction. Many people are familiar or are at least aware of some of the court ordered penalties when you are convicted of a DUI. However, a DUI can never be expunged in the State of Ohio, leaving many people with a criminal conviction on their records for life. Unfortunately, in this tough economy, this could be the difference between getting a job or being passed over.