Duty to Inform at an Ohio OVI Checkpoint

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Duty to Inform at an Ohio OVI Checkpoint

Postby Col Duke » Sat Oct 24, 2020 10:54 am

Am I obligated to inform a police officer at an Ohio OVI checkpoint that I have a CCW and am armed?
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Re: Duty to Inform at an Ohio OVI Checkpoint

Postby Brian D. » Sat Oct 24, 2020 11:13 am

Yes. Notify every officer you are addressed by during the stop, first words out of your mouth, to be certain of compliance. Even if you pass through there multiple times.
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Re: Duty to Inform at an Ohio OVI Checkpoint

Postby welshj » Sat Oct 24, 2020 11:43 pm

Per code, emphasis in bold by me.

2923.126 Duties of licensed individual.
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If a licensee is the driver or an occupant of a motor vehicle that is stopped as the result of a traffic stop or a stop for another law enforcement purpose and if the licensee is transporting or has a loaded handgun in the motor vehicle at that time, the licensee shall promptly inform any law enforcement officer who approaches the vehicle while stopped that-

So that would fall under "for another law enforcement purpose".
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Re: Duty to Inform at an Ohio OVI Checkpoint

Postby Col Duke » Sun Oct 25, 2020 1:31 pm

Ok, thanks. The bit about "another law enforcement purpose" is the part I didn't consider.
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Re: Duty to Inform at an Ohio OVI Checkpoint

Postby skylinechiliboi » Mon Nov 02, 2020 10:49 pm

Yup. Let them know.
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