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What is ORC 4511.19A1a?


    If you are charged with an OVI in Ohio, your ticket will list the statute or code under which you have been charged.

    In most cases, the officer will write “4511.19A1A.”  This is a reference to the Ohio Revised Code (ORC) OVI statute: 4511.19(A)(1)(a).

    The officer may also write “M1”, which is a reference to the OVI charge as a first degree misdemeanor.

    ORC 4511.19(A)(1)(a) states:

    4511.19 Operating vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs – OVI.

    1. (1) No person shall operate any vehicle * * * within this state, if, at the time of the operation, any of the following apply:
      1. The person is under the influence of alcohol, a drug of abuse, or a combination of them.
    ORC 4511.19A1a OVI ticket