OVI/DUI Changes in Ohio - Annie's Law
This new law focuses on the use of ignition interlock devices as a way to help prevent repeat OVI offenders from getting back on the road while intoxicated. This law takes effect in April 2017.
This is simply a preview of the major changes (not every change).
10 Year LookbackOhio's prior 6 year lookback for prior OVI's now becomes a 10 year lookback. This results in enhanced sentencing for multiple OVI's in a 10-year period.
Ignition Interlock Device (IID)Interlock device is part of the Community Control Sanctions. Violations will include tampering with or circumventing the IID or alcohol preventing the vehicle from starting.
Unlimited Driving PrivilegesUnrestricted in purpose, time and place, but subject to reasonable conditions imposed by the court. Must possess restricted license at time of driving, otherwise could trigger a violation.