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Question:

If you are convicted of OVI for the first time, the court may suspend your license for an additional

A 3 years.
Explaination

If you are convicted of OVI for the first time, the court will suspend your license for an additional one to three years. However, this sentence may be cut in half if you successfully petition the court to allow you to drive with a certified ignition interlock device (IID) installed on each vehicle you drive. The IID will monitor your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) and prevent your vehicle from starting if your BAC exceeds a preset limit. With an IID installed on each of your vehicles, the court will also suspend your jail sentence. (Note: The Digest of Ohio Motor Vehicle Laws states incorrectly that the minimum additional suspension period is six months. This used to be the case, but it was increased to one year, effective April 6, 2017.) [Penalties; Operating a Vehicle While Impaired (OVI); 6 - Traffic Laws; Digest of Ohio Motor Vehicle Laws], [OH R. C. § 4510.022]