Ohio Man in Trouble Over 2 Words on Sign
He warned drivers to 'turn now' ahead of DUI checkpoint
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Jun 17, 2014 4:32 PM CDT
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(Newser) – An Ohio man warning drivers about a looming DUI checkpoint would have avoided a ticket if not for the last two words on his sign, reports Raw Story. "Turn now!" Doug "Deo" Odolecki got the citation Friday night while standing on a street corner with his sign that began, "Check point ahead!" Police, who are obligated to make such checkpoints public in Ohio, were OK with the sign in general but told Odolecki to remove the advice to "turn now," reports the Cleveland Plain Dealer. When he refused, officers gave him the ticket on the grounds that he was obstructing police business. (Ohio is poised to let drivers flash their lights at one another to warn of police, and judges elsewhere in the country have blessed that move in the name of free speech.)

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Tabbico
Jun 18, 2014 2:05 PM CDT
So then billboards with orders like "buy this" or "call now" or "stop in" or "drink that" should all also be illegal?
AEK
Jun 18, 2014 12:36 PM CDT
I want to know how many people turned.
user99
Jun 17, 2014 8:54 PM CDT
He should have put another two word phrase on the sign for the cops.