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ODPS Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles Driver License Suspension & Reinstatement


Habitual Use of Alcohol/Drugs

Ohio Revised Code Section 4507.08 (D) & Ohio Administrative Code Sections 4501:1-1-16 & 4501:1-1-18 (C)

          • Convicted three or more times within the immediately preceding 3-year period of driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor or any combination of driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor or under the influence of a controlled substance.

Length of Suspension
          • Until Registrar has received a form stating the person has successfully completed a treatment/rehabilitation program and has maintained sobriety from alcohol or freedom from addiction to a controlled substance for a continuous 6 months from the date the program was completed.

Appeal Procedures
          • Person has the right to request a hearing by writing to the Bureau of Motor Vehicles within 30 days of the date of the suspension notice.

Reinstatement Requirements
          • Attend a treatment/rehabilitation program given by the Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services Board (See County Lists).
          • Maintain a continuous 6-month period of sobriety or freedom of addiction from date of completion of treatment.
          • A statement from a licensed physician, a licensed psychiatrist, or a certified alcoholism counselor (CCDC 2 or CCDC 3) dated within 90 days attesting that the above requirements have been met must be mailed to:
            Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles
            Attn: Special Case Unit
            P.O. Box 16784
            Columbus, OH 43216-6784
            NOTE: If a person receives a subsequent conviction of driving under the influence or a controlled substance within one year of restoration, the previous suspension will be re-imposed.