State lawmakers permanently altered the legal landscape back in 2008 when they passed a measure, ultimately signed into law by then-Governor Ted Strickland, requiring ignition interlock devices to be installed on the vehicles of anyone convicted of repeat drunk driving offenses.
Drivers who are suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol may be asked to take a breath test. If you should find yourself in this position, you may try to explain to the police officer who stopped you that you have not been drinking. However, the results of breathalyzer testing may show that you have a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08 percent or higher. In the state of Ohio, this is sufficient for you to be charged with Operating a Vehicle Impaired (OVI).