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Arrest driver if moving violation causes serious harm or death 
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Long Title To amend sections 2152.02, 2152.10, 2152.12, 2935.26, and 4511.181 and to enact section 4511.199 of the Revised Code to authorize a law enforcement officer to arrest a driver of a motor vehicle if the officer has probable cause to believe that the driver committed a moving violation and that the moving violation was a contributing factor in a motor vehicle accident that caused serious physical harm to or the death of another person, to authorize the officer to request a warrant to conduct a chemical test to determine whether the driver was under the influence of drugs or alcohol if there is probable cause to do so, to authorize the officer to order the administration of a chemical test under specified circumstances, to require the mandatory bindover (for trial as an adult rather than a juvenile) of a 16- or 17- year-old who is alleged to have committed aggravated vehicular homicide, and to designate this act as "Sophie's Law."


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House Criminal Justice Committee

Primary Sponsors

Jim Butler


Anthony DeVitis
Derek Merrin
Craig S. Riedel
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