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OHIO OVI Law: Public vs. Private Property

The Capitol Building of Columbus (Ohio), 1861,...There exists a persistent belief amongst the public that there is a defense to a driving under the influence charge if operation of the vehicle takes place on “private” (as opposed to public) property.    This is not true.  R.C. 4511.19 applies to operation anywhere “within the state.”

The public/private distinction does matter in the context of Ohio’s implied consent law…sorta.  Ohio law assumes that if you operate a vehicle on public highways, then you consent to a search of [Read the full post. . .]