Commercial Drivers Beware: Ohio CDL Laws and OVI Do Not Mix

Ohio CDL Laws and OVI Do Not Mix

If you are an Ohio CDL operator, do not drink and drive. Period. Even if you are not “drunk”, “high” or “loaded”, Ohio’s BMV can, and will, disqualify a CDL driver who is alleged to have consumed alcohol and/or drugs of abuse. Ohio Law mandates a CDL holder is to be disqualified from operating a commercial vehicle upon a conviction for OVI and/or being charged with an administrative license suspension (ALS) pursuant to Ohio’s implied consent laws pursuant to Ohio Revised Code (ORC) §4506.15, ORC §4506.16 and ORC §4506.17.