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Ohio Drunk Driving Laws and DUI Penalties

For a list of penalties for drunk driving or operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs (OVI) or driving under suspension Click HERE.


Drunk Driving penalties

in Ohio are found in the Ohio Revised Code and can be incredibly complex. The range of possible sentences is determined by the basic statute, with modifications for such things as:


Within the range, the actual sentence in a drinking and driving case will be affected by:

All of this is independent of the BMV or administrative drivers license suspension, (ALS) which is determined separately and which can itself be very complicated.