Omvi (operating a Motorized Vehicle While Under The Influence)

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Definition of Omvi (operating a Motorized Vehicle While Under The Influence)

OMVI or operating a motorized vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. The term is similar to other terms such as DUI or DWI which are used in many states. OMVI was commonly used in Ohio before January 2005, now Ohio more commonly refers to drunk driving as OVI. Ohio drivers may be charged with intoxicated driving if they are operating a motorized vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration level of 0.8%. This offense is considered a per se offense and the Ohio driver may be arrested regardless of whether their driving is impaired.

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