SIDNEY — The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office reminds residents of a state registry for habitual offenders relating to convictions for driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.
The database available at https://ext.dps.state.oh.us/omvi/ includes individuals who have been convicted at least five times during the past 20 years of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. The registry does not include out-of-state convictions.
Shelby County has a higher number of OVI habitual offenders, 45 in total, compared to adjacent counties of similar size, including Logan County and Auglaize County, each with 15 habitual offenders, and Champaign County with 27 offenders.
A state law in 2008 enacted the registry, which is updated monthly and is based on information reported to the Ohio Department of Public Safety by Ohio courts.