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Ohio Revised Code (ORC) Section 4511.191Cause
A driver is stopped for drunk driving and refuses to take the sobriety test requested by the law enforcement agency. The officer can take your driver license on the spot and the suspension begins immediately.
Depending on previous offenses or refusals, you can have your license suspended for a period of 1 year to 5 years. See D.U.I. pamphlet for penalties. After a second offense your vehicle may also be immobilized.
May appeal suspension at the initial court appearance which will be held within 5 days of the arrest or the issuance of a citation. Suspension may not be stayed by appeal.
A person, who within the preceding 7 years, has been convicted of or pleaded guilty to 3 or more OVI violations cannot be granted limited privileges.
Show Proof of Insurance by forwarding the proper documentation to:
Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles
Attn. RE Fee
P.O. Box 16520
Columbus OH 43216-6520