4511.198 Limited driving privileges - remote continuous alcohol monitor.

(A)

(1) If a court grants limited driving privilege to a person who is described in division (B) of this section and who is alleged to have committed a violation of division (A) of section 4511.19 of the Revised Code or of a substantially equivalent municipal ordinance, the court as a condition of granting limited driving privileges may prohibit the person from consuming any beer or intoxicating liquor and may require the person to wear a monitor that provides continuous alcohol monitoring that is remote. If the court imposes the requirement, the court shall require the person to wear the monitor until the person is convicted of, pleads guilty to, or is found not guilty of the alleged violation or the charges in the case are dismissed. Any consumption by the person of beer or intoxicating liquor prior to that time is grounds for revocation by the court of the person's limited driving privilege. The person shall pay all costs associated with the monitor, including the cost of remote monitoring.

(2) If a court grants limited driving privilege to a person who is described in division (C) of this section and who is alleged to have committed a violation of division (A) of section 4511.19 of the Revised Code or of a substantially equivalent municipal ordinance, the court as a condition of granting limited driving privileges, unless the court determines otherwise, shall prohibit the person from consuming any beer or intoxicating liquor and shall require the person to wear a monitor that provides continuous alcohol monitoring that is remote. The court shall require the person to wear the monitor until the person is convicted of, pleads guilty to, or is found not guilty of the alleged violation or the charges in the case are dismissed. Any consumption by the person of beer or intoxicating liquor prior to that time is grounds for revocation by the court of the person's limited driving privilege. The person shall pay all costs associated with the monitor, including the cost of remote monitoring.

(B) Division (A)(1) of this section applies to the following persons:

(1) A person who is alleged to have committed a violation of division (A) of section 4511.19 of the Revised Code and who, if convicted of the alleged violation, is required to be sentenced under division (G)(1)(c) or (d) of section 4511.19 of the Revised Code;

(2) A person who is alleged to have committed a violation of a municipal ordinance that is substantially equivalent to division (A) of section 4511.19 of the Revised Code and who, if the law enforcement officer who arrested and charged the person with the violation of the municipal ordinance instead had charged the person with a violation of division (A) of section 4511.19 of the Revised Code, would be required to be sentenced under division (G)(1)(c) or (d) of section 4511.19 of the Revised Code.

(C) Division (A)(2) of this section applies to the following persons:

(1) A person who is alleged to have committed a violation of division (A) of section 4511.19 of the Revised Code and who, if convicted of the alleged violation, is required to be sentenced under division (G)(1)(e) of section 4511.19 of the Revised Code;

(2) A person who is alleged to have committed a violation of a municipal ordinance that is substantially equivalent to division (A) of section 4511.19 of the Revised Code and who, if the law enforcement officer who arrested and charged the person with the violation of the municipal ordinance instead had charged the person with a violation of division (A) of section 4511.19 of the Revised Code, would be required to be sentenced under division (G)(1)(e) of section 4511.19 of the Revised Code.

Effective Date: 2008 SB17 09-30-2008