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Saia & Piatt Sets Up Breathalyzer Station at Taste CLE's Tequila Fest

On September 24th, 2017, The Law Offices of Saia & Piatt sponsored Taste CLE's Event "Tequila Fest Willoughby 2017" located in Downtown Willoughby, Ohio, a small town suburb on the east side of Cleveland. The five hour event featured over 20 tequila brands and a total of 45 different types of tequila to sample. Attendees toured the town and its restaurants, sipping tequila in the shade and listening to live music.

Is 0.08 the only legal limit in Ohio?

For years, one number has been hammered over and over in your head as well as those of every other driver in Columbus: 0.08. That is the percentage of blood alcohol content that law enforcement uses to determine whether or not you are legally drunk. Most hold to that number as the standard for alcohol content testing, yet as it turns out, there are other legal limits out there that you likely know little about. 

Drunk biking is drunk driving

Gone are the days when a person in Ohio could not get in much trouble riding a bike. Until more recent years, operating a bike while intoxicated did not land a person in legal trouble like driving a car drunk did.

Tiger Woods likely to enter drunk driver diversion program

Golf legend Tiger Woods appears to be on the verge of settling his drunk driving case via plea bargain, although no deal is in place as of yet. The prosecutor in the case told reporters that Woods is expected to enter a first-time drunk driver diversion program in which defendants can plead their cases down to a lesser charge of reckless driving. To avoid a drunk driving conviction, they must meet several conditions including probation, community service and attendance at a victim impact panel.

Ohio State Patrol stopped 1,000 vehicles July 4 weekend

The July 4th holiday weekend has come and gone and the Ohio State Highway Patrol has released some statistics from the weekend. Even though the holiday was on a Tuesday, many people enjoyed a very long holiday weekend from Friday through Tuesday, causing gridlock everywhere as families traveled to and from fireworks displays.

New penalty for drunk drivers: Download Uber or Lyft

A conviction for operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs (OVI) already comes with serious penalties, from driver's license suspension to fines to time behind bars. However, one Ohio judge is adding on a new penalty, one he believes will prevent repeat offenses: a requirement to download a ride-sharing app.

Arrested for OVI over the holiday? Act now to save your license.

If you’ve been arrested for drunk driving in Ohio, your driving privileges are at immediate risk. You may know that your driver’s license can be suspended if you are convicted, but many people don’t realize that an administrative license suspension, or ALS, is put in place right away.

Annie's Law is now in effect

Annie's Law, which was passed into law in January, went into effect in April. It's goal is to keep drunk drivers off the streets of Ohio. This law will impact how people convicted of drinking and driving are punished. 

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