In most cases, the person arrested for drunk driving will have his driver's license confiscated by the officer if he (1) takes a breath test showing .08% blood-alcohol or higher, (2) gives a blood or urine sample which will be analyzed later, or (3) refuses to be tested. He will also be given a pink sheet of paper which serves as both a notice of suspension and a 30-day temporary license. (For out-of-state drivers, the license will not be seized and the suspension will only be of the privilege to drive within the state. This provision varies from state to state.)
The Court must hold a hearing within a specified number of days on the administrative license suspension.
The Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles in each state is a huge bureaucracy with all of the inefficiency and backlogs that one has come to expect.
The following resources will provide information about the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles and the laws that largely govern their responsibilities:
The Driver's License
General information about about driver's licenses.
These are very simplistic charts indicating impairment based only upon gender, weight and consumption and should not be relied upon as an accurate measure of your individual blood alcohol level!