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ODPS Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles Driver License Suspension & Reinstatement


Operating a Vehicle After Under Age Consumption (OVUAC)

Ohio Revised Code Section 4511.19(B)

          • An individual under 21 years of age is convicted of operating a vehicle with a Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) of .02% or more but less than .08%.

Length of Suspension
        • A definite period of three months (90 days) and up to two (2) years under Ohio Revised Code, section 4510.02(A)(6).
Appeal Procedures
        • Appeal of conviction must be done through the court that issued the conviction.
        • An appeal for limited driving privileges must also be made to the court that issued the conviction.

Reinstatement Requirements ORC Section 4510.038
          • You must successfully complete a remedial driving instruction course given by an accredited remedial driving school, if you are 18 years of age or younger you may complete the juvenile driver improvement program.
            NOTE: The remedial driver course must show it was completed after the date of conviction of the OVUAC violation.
          • You must file FRA (financial responsibility) insurance (SR-22 or Bond) if the suspension started before January 1, 2004.  Individuals with a date of offense (OVUAC) on or after January 1, 2004, must provide one of the following insurance types for reinstatement of driving privileges:
                                                        • A copy of your automobile insurance identification card.
                                                        • A copy of the declaration page of your policy.
                                                        • Financial responsibility SR22 or Bond, effective for not less than one (1) year from the ending date of the suspension.
          • A reinstatement fee will be required if the suspension notice was mailed on or after October 1, 1997.
          • You must retake the complete driver's license examination.  Upon completion of all the above mentioned requirements, you will be sent an authorization to retest letter.