4509.10 Use of report.

The accident reports submitted pursuant to sections 4509.01 to 4509.78 of the Revised Code, shall be without prejudice to the person reporting and shall be for the confidential use of the registrar of motor vehicles, except that the registrar shall furnish a copy of such report to any person claiming to have been injured or damaged in a motor vehicle accident, or to his attorney, upon the receipt of a fee of one dollar and fifty cents for each search or report.

Motor vehicle accident reports shall not be subject to subpoena or be used as evidence in any trial, civil or criminal, arising out of the accident, except that in order to prove compliance or failure to comply with the accident reporting requirement the registrar shall furnish, upon demand of a court or any person who claims to have made an accident report, a certificate stating that a specified accident report has or has not been made to the registrar.

Effective Date: 07-01-1981