When most people think of OVI, they think of driving a regular car while intoxicated. However, in Ohio, you can get an OVI for operating all kinds of motorized vehicles while under the influence of alcohol. That includes golf carts.
Since the 1980s, a debate has spun around the topic of Parental Alienation Syndrome, or PAS, which is used to describe what occurs when one parent pits the children against the other parent. The controversy continues today because PAS seems to lack a criterion that determines a syndrome diagnosis. Further studies are being conducted, but at this time, PAS is typically an argument used in cases where allegations of abuse are also present. The American Psychological Association has not yet taken a stance on the subject of PAS.
Law enforcement in Ohio often turn to field tests to identify substances suspected of being illegal drugs. A new lawsuit filed by a woman who sat in jail for three months calls into question the reliability of drug field tests. Her lawsuit has named a county board of commissioners, two deputies and Sirchie Acquisitions as the parties responsible for her unnecessary incarceration. Sirchie Acquisitions produced the drug test that supplied a false positive, which got her arrested on charges of methamphetamine trafficking when she only had a bag of cotton candy.