Ohio has a separate offense for drivers younger than 21 years old. These drivers can be convicted of an impaired driving offense for getting behind the wheel with a BAC of at least .02% but less than .08%. The offense is called an “underage OVI” or “OVUAC” (operating a vehicle after underage alcohol consumption).
In Ohio, the term "OVI" ("Operating a Vehicle Intoxicated") is used to describe DUI offenses, which include both drugs and alcohol. (DUI and OVI are used interchangeably.) While .08 BAC is the legal limit pertaining to alcohol, it is illegal to drive with any amount of a controlled substances (drugs) present in the driver's blood.
In Ohio, if you get pulled over for an OVI (operating a vehicle under the influence) and the officer asks you to take a blood, breath, or urine test, do you have to take one? What happens if you refuse?
In Ohio, consumption of alcohol and possession of open containers of alcohol in motor vehicles is generally prohibited, with two exceptions. Violation of the open container law is a misdemeanor offense.
Ohio law prohibits operating or being in physical control of a vessel while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Read more about how Ohio defines BUI and the penalties you'll face for boating and drinking or using drugs.