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What is Columbus City Code 2133.01(A)(1)(a)?

If you are charged with an OVI in Columbus, the officer will give you a blue or pink ticket that will list the statute or code under which you have been charged.

Depending on how you are charged, the code section listed will either be:

  • The Ohio Revised Code OVI statute – 4511.19(A)(1)(a), or
  • The Columbus City Code OVI Section – 2133.01(A)(1)(a).

CTC 2133.01 Columbus OVI

What Does Columbus CTC 2133.01(A)(1)(a) say?

Columbus City Code 2133.01 – the Columbus OVI code – states:

2133.01 – Operating a vehicle under the influence
“(A)(1)  No person shall operate any vehicle * * * within this City, if, at the time of the operation, any of the following apply:
(a) The person is under the influence of alcohol, a drug of abuse, or a combination of them.”


The Columbus code is essentially identical to the Ohio statute.

What are the Penalties for a Conviction Under Columbus CTC 2133.01(A)(1)(a)?

The penalties for a first offense OVI conviction under Columbus City Code 2133.01(A)(1)(a) are the same as that of a first offense OVI conviction under the Ohio statute.

See here for a full discussion of first time OVI penalties in Columbus and Ohio.