COLUMBUS—State Representative Robert Sprague (R-Findlay) applauded the passage of House Bill 300, legislation that would strengthen the penalties on drivers who are convicted of OVI-related aggravated vehicular homicide.


Under current law in Ohio, a person convicted of aggravated vehicular homicide is required to serve a term of imprisonment, and the court must also impose a class one suspension of the person’s driver’s license. This suspension lasts for 15 years, but can begin at the time of the imprisonment.


House Bill 300 alters this law by mandating that the suspension of the driver’s license begins at the time the person is released from prison.


“If these individuals are in prison, they can’t drive.  The revisions in House Bill 300 will ensure that a driver’s license suspension does not begin until these individuals are released from prison,” said Representative Sprague.


The legislation also clarifies the criteria for seeking to modify or terminate license suspensions of greater than 15 years.


After its passage in the Ohio House, House Bill 300 will head to the Ohio Senate.

 
 
 
  
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