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OVI Bulletin 2013

OVI Bulletin 2013

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T RAFFIC S AFET Y B ULLETIN

March 2012

Map and Table: 2012 OSHP OVI Arrests OSHP District Findlay Bucyrus Warren Piqua Columbus Cambridge Wilmington Jackson TOTAL Number of Arrests 2,672 3,519 4,840 2,645 3,923 1,775 2,941 2,205 24,520

OVI-RELATED CRASHES  In 2012, 12,168 OVI-related crashes occurred on Ohio roads, resulting in 431 deaths and 7,299 injuries. OVI-related crashes accounted for 40% of all fatal crashes in Ohio.  Of the 11,820 at-fault drivers in OVI-related crashes in 2012, 45% were between 21 and 35 years of age. Speed was a factor in 58% of all OVI-related crashes. Improper Lane Change/Drove Off Road/Improper Passing was the cause of another 13% of OVI-related crashes. OSHP OVI CITATIONS  In 2012, OSHP officers issued 24,520 citations for OVI. This is a 3% increase from 2011 levels. Of these, 199 involved a felony OVI arrest, meaning the driver had previously been convicted of multiple OVI’s2.  More than one in five OVI citations (5,545 or 23%) included a speeding violation and 4,144 (17%) involved a violation for driving without a valid driver license. OVI citations resulted from crashes in 3,158 (13%) of cases.  Younger drivers received the majority of OVI citations. Drivers aged 21-35 received 52% of all OVI citations written by OSHP troopers.  Sixty-five percent (15,985) of OVI citations were issued between midnight and 4:00 a.m.; More than half (53% or 13,013) of all OVI arrests were made between 5:00 p.m. Friday and 5:00 a.m. Sunday.
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Impairment includes alcohol and/or drug impairment. All data is provisional through 02/20/13. 2A 4th OVI conviction in 6 years, a 6th OVI conviction in 20 years, or any previous felony OVI conviction.

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