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OVI Detection & Standardized Field Sobriety

Course ID: OSP-OVISFST

This four-day course is designed to enhance the skills required to detect, apprehend and prosecute persons operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. The course includes classroom instruction and controlled exercises structured to give the officer practical experience in the evaluation of the adverse effects of alcohol/drugs on driving ability. In these exercises, the student is required to observe persons who have consumed controlled quantities of alcohol. Each exercise allows the student to use the most up-to-date sobriety testing to evaluate the condition of the drinker.

Classroom subjects include a detailed study of the elements of Ohio’s OVI law, the drunk driver problem, enforcement decisions, chemical testing rules and regulations, arrest procedures, operating a video camera in the patrol car to apprehend and prosecute impaired drivers, and courtroom testimony. Students are trained and certified in both the theory and practice of the standardized improved sobriety test battery, consisting of the horizontal gaze nystagmus test, walk-and-turn test, and one-leg stand test, as developed and recommended by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Please visit the Public Safety Training Campus for upcoming regional dates.

Training Schedule

  • May 22, 2018

Course Details

  • Class size: 30
  • Meals provided: Yes
  • Lodging provided: When Available
  • Cost: None, NHTSA-funded
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Call #677 or click HERE to email.

Physical Location & Certified Mail Address
Ohio State Highway Patrol
1970 West Broad Street
Columbus, Ohio 43223

Mailing Address
Ohio State Highway Patrol
PO Box 182074
Columbus, Ohio 43218-2074

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