What Is Gross Vehicular Manslaughter While Intoxicated?
Perhaps the best way to explain the alleged offense Ohio calls aggravated vehicular homicide is to define the three words in reverse order:
- Homicide—taking another person’s life
- Vehicle—any car, truck, motorcycle, boat with an engine, or aircraft
- Aggravated—committing a crime like operating a vehicle while intoxicated (OVI), acting recklessly by exceeding a posted speed limit by more than 25 mph, or being negligent by, for example, falling asleep behind the wheel