Does Disorderly Conduct Provide Basis for Ohio OVI Stop

As you might suspect, it never pays to be a jerk. Not only is it unnecessary, you will derive a detriment from it. One officer was found to have Reasonable Suspicion to Terry stop a driver because 1) the driver was traveling late at night on a rural roadway; 2) the driver came to a sliding stop behind a vehicle standing stationary at a stop sign; and 3) the driver blew his horn and the car’s occupants shouted out the open windows. State v. Whitacre (1992), 62 OMisc. 495. So don’t act like a jerk. You will just draw unwanted attention to yourself. Consider it instant karma.