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2005 OPAA Fall Training
September 29 & 30, 2005
Wyndham on Playhouse Square, Cleveland, Ohio

OPAA's 2005 Fall Training Seminar is returning to Cleveland and the Wyndham on Playhouse Square.

The seminar will feature the single theme of traffic safety related issues, investigations, and prosecutions.

Thursday, September 29, 2005

9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast

10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Crash Trends, Who's Hitting Who?
This session will provide a review of data as it relates to traffic crashes in Ohio, including where Ohio ranks nationally, and the impact of alcohol, commercial vehicles, motorcycles, speed, and safety belt use. Will also include discussions on data trends and how it can be used to initiate countermeasures.
Jon Heil
Researcher 3
Ohio State Highway Patrol

11:00 - 12:00 noon "Road Rage" Case Studies and Lessons
This session will detail several "road rage" case studies and will provide insight on prosecution strategies, lessons and pitfalls to avoid.
Daniel Cable
Assistant Prosecuting Attorney
Franklin County Prosecuting Attorney's Office

12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Lunch

1:00 - 2:15 p.m. Alcohol and Drug Testing & Toxicology
This presentation will detail the Ohio Bureau of Alcohol and Drug Testing program, the principles behind breath testing, and address current issues with law enforcement and hospital blood testing. Additionally, the session will address scientific issues regarding the prosecution of blood and urine cases, including interpretation of the test results, retrograde extrapolation, and estimating the amount of alcohol consumed. An open forum for questions and answers will also be included.
Dean M. Ward
Bureau Chief
John Kucmanic
Forensic Toxicologist
both are with the Ohio Bureau of Alcohol and Drug Testing Ohio Department of Health

2:15 - 2:30 p.m. Break

2:30 - 4:00 p.m. Alcohol and Drug Testing & Toxicology, continued

Friday, September 30, 2005

8:00 - 9:00 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 - 10:15 a.m. Crash Reconstruction Case Study, Black Box and Other Reconstruction Tools
This session will detail an Ohio State Highway Patrol fact pattern and crash investigation, the technology and capabilities of electronic data recorders (the "black box"), and additional crash investigation tools, including speed calculations and computer simulations.
Tpr. George F. King
Sgt. Chuck E. Veppert
Sgt. Toby Wagner
All of the Ohio State Highway Patrol

10:15 - 10:30 a.m. Break

10:30 - 12:00 noon Crash Reconstruction Case Study, continued

12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Lunch

1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Causes and Solutions for the Aggressive/Distracted Driver
This session will explore the dynamics of both aggressive and distracted driving from a psychologist's point of view. Causes for aggressive and distracted driving will be addressed and participants will have an opportunity to interact in a few real-life examples. Dr. Douglas, a renowned expert in mental health issues related to law enforcement situations adds both humor and fact in his presentations.
Stephen A. Douglas, Ph.D.
Association for Psychotherapy Inc.

2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Legislative Update and Case Law Trends This session will provide an update on pending legislative initiatives affecting traffic safety and will also detail current case law trends on O.V.I. and Aggravated Vehicular Homicide related issues.
Daniel H. Huston
Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor
Ohio Prosecuting Attorneys Association

We have received approval of 9.50 hours of CLE credits.

The registration fee of $175.00 covers all handout materials, continental breakfast and lunch both days, and refreshments at breaks. The fee for one day only is $125.00. Due to the expense of producing the training manual, which requires an early commitment, a $40.00 penalty will apply to all cancellations made through September 23rd, and a copy of the manual will be sent to the registrant. To help defray the cost of food guarantees, cancellations after September 23rd will be assessed a penalty of $100.00 if scheduled to attend both days, and a $80.00 penalty if scheduled for one day only.

Please submit your registrations to OPAA by September 16th (earlier if possible).

NOTE: If any registrant has special dietary requirements, please contact Delores at 614-221-1266, so that advance arrangements can be made with the hotel.

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