Is it a crime to refuse to take a breath test?
Ohio has adopted O.R.C. 4511.19(A)(2) which makes it a crime to refuse to take an evidentiary chemical test if you have a prior OVI (drunk driving) or OVUAC (juvenile/underage drunk driving) conviction any time within the last twenty (20) years. If you refuse and you have a prior within twenty (20) years then the penalties for your OVI offense will be double the mandatory minimum. (See generally the “Penalties” [Read the full post. . .]
Prom Season in Ohio brings forth a big law enforcement response.
Undercover agents with the Ohio Investigative Unit are taking an active role in enforcing Ohio’s alcohol laws to ensure everyone has an enjoyable and safe prom season. Agents throughout Ohio will be conducting compliance checks on liquor permit premises, educating Ohio’s high school students through Sober Truth classes, and working with local alcohol coalitions and law enforcement to bring awareness to the dangers of underage drinking.
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Mothers Against Drunk Driving and their partners in law enforcement have begun the annual Prom DUI enforcement blitz that will last throughout the prom season. So in addition to the tuxedos, the wrist corsages and the awkward pictures; make sure you talk to your teen about drunk driving. MADD is proclaiming April 21 “PowerTalk21 Day” to encourage parents and teens to talk about alcohol.
In recent years, MADD has shifted its focus away from its singular mission of preventing drunk [Read the full post. . .]
In light of the arrest made following the University of Dayton’s victory, we offer college students these rules for partying (legally) in Ohio.
Rule #1: Don’t Drink and Drive
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Ohio has some of the most stringent drunk driving laws in the county. A first-time offender faces 180 days in jail and a one thousand seventy-five dollar fine, loss of their driver’s license for up to three years and enhanced penalties upon subsequent convictions. A DUI (called an OVI in Ohio
Ohio has made illegal the practice of operating a vehicle after underage consumption (OVUAC). O.R.C. 4511.19(B) makes it illegal for persons under 21 years of age to drive a vehicle with a concentration of .02 percent, but less than .08 percent by weight of alcohol by whole blood or breath, or with an equivalent amount by blood serum or plasma or urine. (1994 S.B. 82, eff. 5/4/94). In 2004, amended R.C. 4511.19(B) renamed the offense “operating a vehicle after underage [Read the full post. . .]