Unveiling the Unknown OVI Violations in Ohio and Surprising St. Patrick’s Day Revelations

Unveiling the Unknown OVI Violations in Ohio and Surprising St. Patrick’s Day Revelations

Here are two fascinating topics that might surprise you. The lesser-known facts about receiving an OVI (Operating a Vehicle while Impaired) violation in Ohio and some intriguing details about the widely celebrated and upcoming St. Patrick’s Day. Buckle up as we embark on this journey of discovery!

Unveiling the Unknown: OVI Violations in Ohio

  1. CDL Holders Face Severe Consequences:

If you possess a commercial driver’s license (CDL) and refuse or fail a breathalyzer test during an OVI stop, you will receive a one-year disqualification of your CDL. Shockingly, a second offense results in a lifetime disqualification. Furthermore, an OVI suspension can lead to a denial of CDL driving privileges.

  1. Potential for Limited Driving Privileges:

While OVI convictions will result in driving suspensions, under rare circumstances, the court can grant non-CDL offenders unlimited driving privileges. This provision offers hope for individuals seeking unlimited driving rights despite their conviction.

  1. Field Sobriety Tests and Breathalyzer Refusal:

Surprisingly, even if you refuse to submit to field sobriety tests or a test of your breath or blood, you can still be convicted of an OVI violation in the state of Ohio. The law gives the arresting officer great discretion, emphasizes the importance of responsible driving, and discourages attempts to evade detection through refusal.

Unveiling the Unknown: St. Patrick’s Day Revelations

  1. Saint Patrick’s Birthplace:

Contrary to popular belief, the patron saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick, was not actually Irish. He was born in Britain. This intriguing fact adds a new layer of historical significance to the celebration of St. Patrick’s Day.

  1. The Color Conundrum:

While green is the traditional color associated with St. Patrick’s Day, it might surprise you to learn that the original color associated with Saint Patrick was blue. “St. Patrick’s blue” holds historical significance and was widely recognized as the hue representing the saint.

  1. The Legacy of the Snakes:

Legend has it that Saint Patrick banished all snakes from Ireland. However, scientific evidence suggests that Ireland never had any snakes to begin with due to its geographical isolation. Nevertheless, the folklore surrounding Saint Patrick and his alleged snake expulsion continues to captivate imaginations.

Whether navigating Ohio’s roadways or celebrating the Irish heritage, these hidden truths provide a deeper understanding and appreciation for both subjects. So, the next time you raise a glass in celebration or encounter the complexities of OVI laws, remember the unseen stories that lie beneath the surface. At Pickrel, Schaeffer, and Ebeling, we are here to help. If you find yourself in a situation that calls for legal representation, contact L. Michael Bly at 937-223-1130 or www.pselaw.com. And remember, be smart this St. Patrick’s Day. Use a ride-share service or a designated driver after celebrating Ireland’s – and our – patron saint.