OVI Ohio: First Offense Penalties
Mandatory minimum of 3 days in jail or 72 hours in a driver intervention program. Up to 6 months in jail.
*Note- if you have a high alcohol test result, the mandatory minimum is increased to 6 days in jail, or 3 days in jail and 72 hours in a driver intervention program.
$375 to $1075
DRIVER’S LICENSE SUSPENSION
Initially- 90 days if you fail the chemical test and 1 year if you refuse to take the chemical test
Upon conviction- 6 months to 3 years (should get credit for your days under the initial suspension)
Up to 500 hours
DRUG AND ALCOHOL TREATMENT
*Note- plates required if high alcohol test result
INTERLOCK DEVICE (breathe in tube to start car)
LICENSE REINSTATEMENT FEE (at end of suspension period)