Brown Law Office OVI/DUI News

The Ninth District Court of Appeals recently addressed what constitutes probable cause to arrest in an OVI/DUI case.  In State v. Hostetler, 2019-Ohio-3413, the Court reviewed whether the officer had sufficient cause to arrest a motorist for OVI/DUI.  In Hostetler, the motorist had committed a driving infraction but did not pull over immediately.  The motorist was observed with a “‘lost in space’ look upon his face, slow methodical speech, glassy red eyes, and an odor of alcohol on his person.”  Even absent field sobriety tests, the Ninth District held that the foregoing facts were sufficient to establish probable cause to arrest the motorist for OVI/DUI.  A link to the decision can be found here.

Contact the OVI/DUI attorneys at the Brown Law Office today for a free consultation at 330-601-0101.  As a member of the American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys, we have the experience and resources to aggressively defend your case.