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In Ohio, DUI offenses are referred to as OVI, or operating a vehicle under the influence. The legal blood alcohol content (BAC) limit is .08 percent in Ohio. Offenders found to be at or above that limit risk a variety of penalties, including license suspension. Some offenders may be able to regain driving privileges during their suspension period if they install an ignition interlock device (IID) from an approved provider. This guide will share how ignition interlock devices work and how the process is handled in Ohio.
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The penalties increase depending on a variety of factors. There are harsher penalties for repeat offenders. Those convicted of OVI in Ohio risk the following penalties:
Penalties may change depending on the specific circumstances of the incident.
There are still consequences for offenders who refuse to take a breathalyzer or BAC test at the time of arrest. Their license can be suspended for one year to three years, depending on if they have previous offenses.
Some offenders are able to regain driving privileges by petitioning the court for a limited license. If they are approved, they must install an ignition interlock device and can only drive their vehicle to certain locations. They must meet other criteria, including:
Intoxalock is the #1 ignition interlock brand in the United States. Our IIDs use a one-button operating system and a simple blow-inhale-blow testing method.
Ignition interlock devices are designed to keep roads safe and prevent offenders from repeating their offense. Here’s how they work:
This is typically mandated by statute, and it may increase depending on incident specifics.
There are more Intoxalock locations nationwide than any other provider, more than 5,000 in total. Intoxalock is the #1 ignition interlock brand in the US, and our technicians can help you get back on the road.
Offenders are responsible for covering the cost of their ignition interlock device in Ohio. Typically, devices cost between $2.50 and $3.50 per day, and Intoxalock offers flexible payment options.
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An attorney can help guide you through the court process and help you stay on top of requirements. They will represent your best interests in court. If you are unsure who to hire, we partner with several experienced attorneys in the area.