(1) No law enforcement officer who stops the operator of a motor vehicle in the course of an authorized sobriety or other motor vehicle checkpoint operation or a motor vehicle safety inspection shall issue a ticket, citation, or summons for a secondary traffic offense unless in the course of the checkpoint operation or safety inspection the officer first determines that an offense other than a secondary traffic offense has occurred and either places the operator or a vehicle occupant under arrest or issues a ticket, citation, or summons to the operator or a vehicle occupant for an offense other than a secondary offense.
(2) A law enforcement agency that operates a motor vehicle checkpoint for an express purpose related to a secondary traffic offense shall not issue a ticket, citation, or summons for any secondary traffic offense at such a checkpoint, but may use such a checkpoint operation to conduct a public awareness campaign and distribute information.
(B) As used in this section, "secondary traffic offense" means a violation of division (A) or (F)(2) of section 4507.05 , division (B)(1)(a) or (b) or (E) of section 4507.071 , division (A) of section 4511.204 , division (C) or (D) of section 4511.81 , division (A)(3) of section 4513.03 , or division (B) of section 4513.263 of the Revised Code.
Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.106, HB 99, §1, eff. 8/31/2012.
Effective Date: 2007 HB119 09-29-2007; 2009 HB2 07-01-2009; 2008 HB320 10-07-2009