Ohio OVI Law: Impairment by Drugs of Abuse

March 15th, 2011 by DaytonDUI Leave a reply »
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Ohio Revised Code 4511.19(A)(1)(j) prohibits the operation of a vehicle under the influence of any of the following controlled substances: amphetamine, cocaine, cocaine metabolite, heroin, heroin metabolite (6-monoacetyl morphine), L.S.D., marijuana, marijuana metabolite, methamphetamine, phencyclidine, salvia divinorum, or salvinorin A.  The statute sets forth statutorily prohibited concentrations of each of the drugs set forth above.  For impairment purposes, “drugs of abuse” is defined  as set forth in Ohio Revised Code 3719.01 which includes not only illegal drugs and/or controlled substances  but also includes harmful intoxicants under Ohio Revised Code 2925.01(I) and dangerous drugs under Ohio Revised Code 4729.01(F).

If you are stopped on suspicion of OVI (operating a vehicle while impaired) due to suspected drug use, contact Ohio OVI attorney Charles M. Rowland II today at 937-318-1DUI (318-1384) or 1-888-ROWLAND (888-769-5263) or text DaytonDUI (one word) to 50500.  You can also stay on top of developments in Ohio drug and alcohol law by “liking” Dayton DUI/OVI Defense on Facebook or by following @DaytonDUI on Twitter.

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