2. An Ohio court must order a device called an ignition interlock if a court grants limited privileges to any alcohol-related multiple offenders (2nd offense within 6 years or higher).
3. Ohio’s new law grants court discretion as to the use of an ignition interlock device for 1st time offenders. The device is discretionary for all drug-related multiple offenders.
4. The new law creates separate violations of the Interlock device. Such violations include operating a vehicle without the interlock, circumventing the interlock, tampering with the interlock, and having the device lock-up by a positive alcohol test.
5. Under Ohio’s new law, a court must order that the offender not consume alcohol and the court must also order a Secure Continuous Remove Alcohol Monitoring (SCRAM) for OVI offenders charged with their second felony and are granted pre-trial limited driving privileges.
6. The new law grants a court discretion (optional, but not mandatory) to order a SCRAM device for any offender convicted of OVI. Any alcohol consumption by the offender is grounds for revocation of the limited privileges. The SCRAM order must continue until the case is wholly over (to include probation).
7. Ohio’s new law authorizes a court to order no alcohol consumption and Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitoring (SCRAM) for third time offenders within 6 years, as well as first time felony OVI offenders who are granted limited pre-trial driving privileges.