Q: In the state of Ohio does information on a ticket that the cop gives you for an ovi need to match the cops report?
Example if the ticket says refused to take a breathalyzer but the police report states there is a bac level of .117
A: More information is need. A lot of times what's happening here is that the individual took a portable breath test by the side of the road, which is inadmissible due to reliability issues, and then refused to take the test back at the station. If that is the case, then the refusal charge is appropriate. If the person took the test and was charged with a refusal, which carries increased penalties, the matter needs to be corrected.
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