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Ohio Drunk Driving Case Law

Please find, below, selected case laws decided by Supreme Court of Ohio or Court of Appeals of Ohio where the terms dui, dwi, drunk driving, or driving under the influence has been mentioned. These cases are not necessarily criminal cases and may include cases where the facts or court decision merely mentions drunk driving related legal terms. You are not to rely on these cases as legal advice nor should you rely on them for accuracy. Please see Terms of Service.

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State v. Hayes - 12/14/2005
DECISION AND JOURNAL ENTRY This cause was heard upon the record in the trial court. Each error assigned has been reviewed and the following disposition is made: { } Defendant, Paul A. Hayes, appeals the Medina Municipal...

In re Walker - 12/12/2005
JUDGMENTS: Judgments affirmed. { } Appellant Kimberly Baldwin ("Baldwin") brings this appeal from the judgment of the Court of Common Pleas of Hancock County, Juvenile Division, terminating her parental rights. { } On...

State v. Edwards - 12/7/2005
Criminal Procedure - Driving with prohibited concentration of alcohol - Pretrial suppression motion required to challenge admissibility of test results based on noncompliance with rules - Rules of Evidence inapplicable at suppression...

State v. Gilmore - 12/6/2005
(ACCELERATED CALENDAR) DECISION { } Defendant-appellant, Anthony J. Gilmore, appeals from a judgment of the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas sentencing him to 30 months in prison following his guilty plea to one count...

State v. Mitchener - 12/5/2005
JUDGMENT: Judgment affirmed. { } Defendant-appellant, Gregory A. Mitchener (hereinafter "Mitchener"), appeals the judgment of the Van Wert Municipal Court which found him guilty of driving under the influence. { } On...

State v. Torok - 12/2/2005
{ } Appellant, Timothy Torok, appeals from the October 20, 2004 judgment entries of the Ashtabula County Court of Common Pleas, in which he was sentenced for illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs. ...

In re v. S. - 11/30/2005
DECISION AND JOURNAL ENTRY This cause was heard upon the record in the trial court. Each error assigned has been reviewed and the following disposition is made: { } Defendant, V.S., Jr., a minor, appeals the decision of the...

City of Columbus v. Dials - 11/29/2005
{ } Defendant-appellant, Joseph N. Dials ("appellant"), appeals from the October 7, 2004 judgment of the Franklin County Municipal Court, entered upon a jury verdict finding him guilty of operating a vehicle while under the influence...

State v. Robenolt - 11/29/2005
JUDGMENT: Affirmed in part. Reversed and Remanded in part. Sentence Vacated. JUDGES: Hon. Cheryl L. Waite Hon. Gene Donofrio Hon. Mary DeGenaro { } Appellant John Robenolt challenges his three-day jail sentence for...

State v. Meissner - 11/28/2005
JUDGMENT: Affirmed { } On May 26, 2005, appellant, Robin Meissner, was stopped for speeding. Upon investigation, Ohio State Highway Patrol Sergeant M.G. Roth smelled a strong odor of alcohol. Appellant refused a breathalyzer...

American Select Insurance Co. v. Sunnycalb - 11/28/2005
{ } Plaintiff-appellant, American Select Insurance Company, appeals a decision of the Warren County Court of Common Pleas denying its motion for a judgment notwithstanding the verdict and/or new trial. { } On April 21, 2001,...

State v. Reed - 11/22/2005
ACCELERATED CALENDAR DECISION { } This is an appeal by appellant, the State of Ohio, from an order of the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas that granted an application to seal a record of conviction. No brief opposing...

State v. Rouse - 11/21/2005
JUDGMENT: Affirmed. JUDGES: Hon. Joseph J. Vukovich Hon. Gene Donofrio Hon. Cheryl L. Waite { } Defendant-appellant Torry Jo Rouse appeals from her conviction in the Belmont County Court Western Division of operating a...

State v. Brooke - 11/18/2005
{ } Appellant, Betsy Brooke ("Brooke"), appeals from the decision of the Lake County Court of Common Pleas, denying her motion to dismiss or for alternative relief. { } On January 11, 2004, Brooke was indicted on one count of...

In re J.L. - 11/17/2005
{ } In this permanent custody case, the father of two boys ("the toddler" and "the infant") appeals the trial court's granting permanent custody of his two sons to the county. He also appeals the trial court's denial of his motion...

Columbus v. Brown - 11/17/2005
{ } Jeffrey E. Brown, defendant-appellant, appeals from a judgment of the Franklin County Municipal Court, in which the trial court found appellant guilty, pursuant to a plea of no contest, to operating a vehicle under the influence...

State v. Justice - 11/16/2005
JUDGMENT: Affirmed { } Appellant Lloyd Justice appeals his conviction, for driving under the influence and improper use of marked lanes, claiming he is entitled to a new trial due to the court reporter's inability to provide a...

In re Aiken - 11/15/2005
{ } Appellant, Joseph Aiken, appeals from the June 6, 2005 judgment entry of the Lake County Court of Common Pleas, Juvenile Division, granting permanent custody of his son, Noah Abraham Aiken ("the minor child"), to appellee, Lake...

State v. Taylor - 11/14/2005
DECISION AND JUDGMENT ENTRY { } Tonya M. Taylor ("Appellant") appeals her conviction in the Circleville Municipal Court for operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol ("OMVI") in violation of R.C. 4511.19(A)(3). ...

State v. Sellers - 11/10/2005
{ } Defendant-appellant Joseph Sellers (appellant) appeals from the trial court's convicting and sentencing him for manslaughter, as well as denying his motion to appoint a pathology expert. After reviewing the facts of the case and...

State of Ohio/City of Bowling Green v. Huffman - 11/10/2005
DECISION AND JUDGMENT ENTRY { } This is an accelerated appeal from a judgment of the Bowling Green Municipal Court which affirmed the administrative license suspension of defendant-appellant Rita J. Huffman. { } On January...

State v. Brooks - 11/10/2005
{ } Benjamin Brooks appeals his sentence imposed by the common pleas court. Upon review of the record and the arguments of the parties, we affirm the sentence for the reasons set forth below. { } On July 26, 2004, appellant...

State v. Lambrecht - 11/4/2005
DECISION AND JUDGMENT ENTRY { } Defendant-appellant, Scott Lambrecht, appeals the December 3, 2004 judgment entry of the Perrysburg Municipal Court which, following a no contest plea, found appellant guilty of operating a motor...

Toledo Bar Association v. Vild - 11/2/2005
Submitted June 28, 2005 { } Respondent, Jeffrey Thomas Vild, of Oregon, Ohio, Attorney Registration No. 0029535, was admitted to the Ohio bar in 1985. In 1998, we publicly reprimanded respondent for violating DR 6-101(A)(1)...

State v. Molina-Almaguer - 11/1/2005
(REGULAR CALENDAR) { } Defendant-appellant, Juan Molina-Almaguer, appeals from the sentence imposed for convictions of one count of aggravated vehicular homicide, a felony of the second degree, one count of aggravated vehicular...

State v. Cannell - 10/31/2005
{ } Defendant-appellant, Cody Cannell, appeals the decision of the Butler County Area I Court denying his motion to dismiss charges of driving while under the influence of alcohol ("DUI") and other charges. { } In the early...

State v. Powers - 10/28/2005
DECISION AND JUDGMENT ENTRY { } Defendant-appellant, William G. Powers, appeals the July 8, 2004 judgment of the Lucas County Court of Common Pleas which, following a no contest plea to driving under the influence of alcohol in...

State v. Cooper - 10/28/2005
{ } Jeffrey Cooper appeals from his conviction and sentence following a no-contest plea to one count of aggravated robbery. { } In his three assignments of error, Cooper challenges the trial court's refusal to suppress evidence...

State v. Brungs - 10/25/2005
DECISION AND JUDGMENT ENTRY { } The Circleville Municipal Court found Troy A. Brungs guilty of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol ("OMVI"). Brungs appeals the trial court's decision to deny his motion...

State v. Hooghe - 10/24/2005
{ } The state of Ohio appeals a decision of the Mason Municipal Court granting James T. Hooghe's motion to suppress evidence obtained as a result of an investigatory stop of Hooghe's car. { } Deputy Scott Staveman was on patrol...

Carmack v. Caltrider - 10/21/2005
{ } Franklin R. Caltrider, Registrar, Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles (hereinafter "the BMV") appeals from a judgment of the Miami County Municipal Court, which vacated an order of suspension issued by the BMV and reinstated Randall M....

State v. Economos - 10/21/2005
{ } Appellant, Eric J. Economos, appeals from the judgment of the Warren Municipal Court denying his motion to suppress evidence for lack of probable cause to arrest him on the charge of driving under the influence. { } At 2:45...

State v. Huff - 10/20/2005
{ } Defendant-appellant, Matthew S. Huff ("appellant"), appeals from the judgment of the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas sentencing him to a five-year term of imprisonment following his guilty plea to one count of robbery, a...

State v. Endsley - 10/19/2005
JUDGMENT: Reversed and Remanded JUDGES: Hon. Gene Donofrio Hon. Joseph J. Vukovich Hon. Mary DeGenaro { } Defendant-appellant, Terry Endsley, appeals from a Columbiana County Common Pleas Court judgment convicting him of...

Emery v. Smith - 10/17/2005
JUDGMENT: Reversed { } On April 18, 2003, appellants, Lori and Donald Emery, were injured in an automobile accident when their vehicle was struck from behind by a vehicle being operated by appellee, Karl Smith. At the time of...

In re Application of Olterman - 10/14/2005
Submitted June 15, 2005 { } Applicant, William Ward Olterman, of Camden, Ohio, graduated from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in May 2003. He applied to take the Ohio bar examination in July 2003. His character and fitness were...

In re Travis L. H. - 10/14/2005
DECISION AND JUDGMENT ENTRY { } This is an appeal from a judgment of the Huron County Court of Common Pleas, Juvenile Division, which adjudicated appellant a delinquent child in violation of R.C. 2913.02(A)(1). For the reasons...

State v. Rogers - 10/7/2005
DECISION AND JUDGMENT ENTRY { } Appellant Richard Rogers appeals from his conviction upon a no contest plea following the denial of his motion to suppress evidence. For the reasons that follow, the judgment of the trial court...

State v. Antonellis - 10/6/2005
JUDGMENT: Affirmed { } Defendant Donald Antonellis appeals a judgment of the Municipal Court of Licking County, Ohio, convicting and sentencing him for operating a motor vehicle with a prohibited concentration of alcohol on his...

State v. Anderson - 9/30/2005
{ } Defendant-appellant, Jacob Anderson ("appellant"), appeals from an entry overruling his motion to suppress the results of his blood alcohol concentration ("BAC") test. { } On April 9, 2004, appellant was stopped by a...

City of Willoughby Hills v. Auletta - 9/30/2005
{ } The following is an accelerated calendar appeal submitted on the briefs of the parties. Appellant, Vincent Auletta, appeals from a judgment entry of the Willoughby Municipal Court, denying his motion to suppress. For the...

Kunkle v. Akron Management Corp. - 9/30/2005
DECISION AND JOURNAL ENTRY This cause was heard upon the record in the trial court. Each error assigned has been reviewed and the following disposition is made: { } Appellant/cross-appellee, Steve Kunkle, appeals from the...

In re Mixon - 9/30/2005
ORDER OF A THREE-COMMISSIONER PANEL { } The applicant filed a reparations application seeking reimbursement of expenses incurred with respect to an August 24, 2003 DUI related automobile accident. On October 18, 2004, the...

State v. Miller - 9/30/2005
{ } Appellant, Michelle Miller ("Miller"), appeals her conviction in the Trumbull County Court of Common Pleas for one count of bribery, in violation of R.C. 2921.02(B) and (E). { } On September 26, 2003, Miller was indicted on...

State v. Slone - 6/30/2005
DECISION AND JOURNAL ENTRY This cause was heard upon the record in the trial court. Each error assigned has been reviewed and the following disposition is made: { } Appellant, Arnold Slone, appeals from the judgment of the...

State v. Delarosa - 6/30/2005
{ } Appellant, Nancy M. DeLarosa, appeals from judgment entries of the Portage County Municipal Court, Ravenna Division, denying her motion to dismiss, motion to suppress, and motion in limine. For the reasons that follow, we affirm....

State v. Mapes - 6/30/2005
DECISION AND JUDGMENT ENTRY { } Defendant-appellant, Adam W. Mapes, appeals his conviction in the Fulton County Court, Western District, on one count of driving with a prohibited breath alcohol concentration, a violation of R.C....

State v. Beard - 6/30/2005
{ } Defendant-appellant, David Beard, appeals from the trial court's judgment sentencing him to an 18-year prison term after finding him guilty of several crimes. { } The record before us demonstrates that on August 9, 2003,...

State v. Maracz - 6/30/2005
{ } Defendant-appellant Adam Maracz appeals from the total sentence imposed after he entered guilty pleas to a charge of aggravated vehicular assault and a charge of leaving the scene of an accident. { } Appellant asserts his...

State v. Pearce - 6/30/2005
DECISION AND JUDGMENT ENTRY { } This is an appeal from a judgment of conviction and sentence entered by the Ottawa County Court of Common Pleas after defendant-appellant, Richard Pearce, entered a plea of guilty to one count of...

Hartman v. Smith - 6/29/2005
DECISION AND JOURNAL ENTRY This cause was heard upon the record in the trial court. Each error assigned has been reviewed and the following disposition is made: { } Appellants, Garry Hartman, as executor of the estate of...

State v. Kelly - 6/24/2005
{ } Timothy L. Kelly appeals from a judgment of the Champaign County Court of Common Pleas, which revoked his community control sanctions in two cases and imposed eleven and seventeen month sentences, to be served consecutively. ...

State of Ohio/City of Bowling Green v. Godwin - 6/24/2005
DECISION AND JUDGMENT ENTRY { } This is an appeal from a judgment of conviction for driving under the influence of alcohol, following a no contest plea in the Bowling Green Municipal Court. Because we find that the trial court...

State v. Edgell - 6/24/2005
Judgment: Affirmed. { } Appellant, Simon N. Edgell, appeals from the June 24, 2004 judgment entry of the Portage County Municipal Court, Ravenna Division, in which he was sentenced for driving under the influence of alcohol...

State v. Hill - 6/24/2005
Judgment: Affirmed. { } Raymond Hill appeals from the judgment of the Chardon Municipal Court, which denied his motion to dismiss or in the alternative suppress. We affirm. { } On the evening of May 16, 2004, Hill was...

State v. Kravochuck - 6/23/2005
{ } Appellant, Leah Kravochuck, appeals the sentence handed down by the common pleas court. Upon a review of the record and arguments of the parties, we affirm the sentence of the trial court for the reasons set forth below. {...

State v. McGonnell - 6/23/2005
{ } Defendant-appellant Christopher McGonnell appeals from his conviction and the sentence imposed after he entered a guilty plea to a fourth-degree felony charge of driving under the influence of alcohol ("DUI"). { } Appellant...

State v. Hill - 6/23/2005
JUDGMENT: AFFIRMED. { } The State of Ohio appeals the trial court's decision granting the motion to suppress of defendants, Michael Hill ("the passenger") and Nicholas Zarnesky ("the driver"). At 1:30 a.m. one April night, the...

In re Speaks - 6/20/2005
JUDGMENT: Affirmed { } Appellant Dawn Mills appeals from the October 14, 2004, Judgment Entry of the Licking County Court of Common Pleas, Juvenile Division, which granted permanent custody to the appellee, Licking County...

State v. Barnwell - 6/16/2005
JUDGMENT: SENTENCE VACATED; CASE REMANDED FOR RESENTENCING { } Defendant-appellant, James Barnwell ("Barnwell"), appeals his sentence and sexual predator classification. Finding some merit to the appeal, we vacate his sentence...

In re Jump - 6/15/2005
JUDGMENT: Affirmed { } Appellant Mitzee Loftus appeals the July 21, 2004 Judgment Entry of the Holmes County Court of Common Pleas, Juvenile Division, awarding custody of the parties' minor child to appellee William Jump. ...

Kinney v. Kinney - 6/14/2005
(REGULAR CALENDAR) DECISION { } Plaintiff-appellant, Stephennie E. Kinney, appeals from a judgment entry and decree of divorce entered by the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas, Division of Domestic Relations, granting...

State v. Crotty - 6/13/2005
{ } Defendant-appellant, Michael Crotty, appeals his conviction in the Warren County Court for driving under the influence of alcohol in violation of R.C. 4511.19(A)(6) following the denial of his motion to suppress. We affirm the...

State v. McCaulley - 6/10/2005
{ } The state appeals from a judgment of the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas, which granted George L. McCaulley's motion to suppress evidence. { } The essential facts are undisputed and were set forth in the trial...

State v. Preston - 6/8/2005
JUDGMENT: Affirmed. JUDGES: Hon. Mary DeGenaro Hon. Joseph J. Vukovich Hon. Cheryl L. Waite { } This timely appeal comes for consideration upon the record in the trial court, the parties' briefs, and their oral arguments...

State v. Horn - 6/7/2005
JUDGMENT: Affirmed. JUDGES: Hon. Mary DeGenaro Hon. Joseph J. Vukovich Hon. Cheryl L. Waite { } This matter comes for consideration upon the record in the trial court and the parties' briefs. Appellant Jill Horn appeals...

State v. Moore - 6/6/2005
JUDGMENT: Affirmed { } On March 28, 2004, Canton Police Officers Michael Nordick and Vicky Sellers responded to a call regarding a suspicious vehicle. Upon arriving at the scene, it appeared the driver, appellant, Larry Moore,...

State v. Mayers - 6/6/2005
JUDGMENT: Affirmed { } Appellant Ian Mayers appeals his conviction in the Canton Municipal Court on one count of driving under the influence in violation of R.C. 4511.19 (A). Appellee is the State of Ohio. { } On December...

State v. Camden - 5/27/2005
JUDGMENT: Reversed and Remanded. JUDGES: Hon. Joseph J. Vukovich, Hon. Cheryl L. Waite, Hon. Mary DeGenaro. { } Plaintiff-appellant State of Ohio appeals the decision the Monroe County Common Pleas Court entered in favor...

Village of Newburgh Heights v. Moran - 5/26/2005
{ } Following a bench trial, defendant appeals two of his four convictions. At approximately 1:53 a.m. on January 7, 2004, in Newburgh Heights, Ohio, police officer Kenneth Landbert observed a vehicle without its headlights on...

State v. Bowers - 5/24/2005
JUDGMENT: Reversed { } On March 28, 2004, appellant, Jimmy Bowers, blew into a breath-alcohol-concentration ("BAC") Datamaster breath-testing machine and tested .153. He was subsequently charged with driving under the influence...

State v. Miller - 5/20/2005
{ } The state of Ohio appeals from the trial court's dismissal of a driving-under-the-influence ("DUI") charge against appellee Charlene Miller. { } In its sole assignment of error, the state contends that the trial court erred...

In re Destiny Greathouse - 5/18/2005
JUDGMENT: Affirmed { } Appellant Jonathan Greathouse appeals the decision of the Fairfield County Court of Common Pleas, Family Court Division, which granted permanent custody of his daughter to Appellee Fairfield County...

State v. Weimer - 5/13/2005
Judgment: Affirmed in part, reversed in part, and remanded. { } In this accelerated calendar case, appellant, Jeffrey Weimer, appeals the judgment entered by the Newton Falls Municipal Court. Appellee, the state of Ohio, has...

State v. Tinker - 5/10/2005
{ } Appellant, Robert A. Tinker, appeals from an entry of the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas denying his application for expungement and sealing of the record in case No. 98CR-01-260. For the following reasons, we affirm the...

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