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May 21. 2018

In Ohio, the law enforcement use the term OVI (operating a vehicle under the influence) which is the same as the previous used term DUI (driving under the influence) in other states. It is very important to undertand that operating a vehicle under the influence can not only hurt the driver but, could hurt anyone else that is in the area of the influenced driver. There are several ways to avoid an OVI in Ohio and the tips that I have listed below are quite essential in this typical situation.

  1. Give someone your keys - find someone trustworthy who isn't drinking and have them drive you home. Any effect to your coordination, speech, and or balance means that your blood alcohol level could be high enough to convict you of an OVI.
  2. Never drink on an empty stomach - alcohol is absorbed by the body more slowly on a full stomach. If you are hungry or dehydrated, the alcohol will go straight into the bloodstream and hit you harder.
  3. Stop drinking 90 minutes before you plan to leave - if you designate a time to stop drinking alcohol your "buzz" will wear off by the time it is time to leave. For example, if you plan to head home around midnight, don't drink after 10:30 p.m.
  4. Know your body, pace yourself - never drink more than what you can handle. Maybe have one drink per hour and follow each alcoholic drink with a full pint of water.

FYI: heavier people and men tend to metabolize a little more, while thinner people and women metabolize a little less. These reminders from us will help you to avoid OVI in Ohio or for more information about this you may also speak to a lawyer Ohio who is knowledgeable about OVI in Ohio.


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