Counties with Most Ohio DUI/OVI Arrests

The Ohio State Highway Patrol has released statistics on the counties with the highest number of arrests for driving under the influence or operating a vehicle impaired. The totals reflect arrests made by state troopers only, not local law enforcement agencies.

Ohio DUI laws state that a motorist can be charged with impaired ‘driving’ by simply ‘operating’ or being in a vehicle. Felony DUI/OVI charges are filed when a motorist has 3 prior DUI convictions within six years or 5 offenses within 20 years.

Counties with the most misdemeanor Ohio DUI arrests:
1. Franklin County – 3,080 arrests
2. Butler County – 1,992
3. Lucas County – 1,817
4. Stark County – 1,597
5. Lorain County – 1,591
6. Montgomery County – 1,442
7. Mahoning County – 1,207
8. Portage County – 1,205
9. Hamilton County – 1,139
10. Trumbull County – 1,089

Counties with the most felony OH DUI arrests:
1. Lorain County – 42 cases
2. Belmont County – 22
3. Stark County – 22
4. Franklin County – 20
5. Scioto County – 20
6. Richland County – 17
7. Butler County – 16
8. Ross County – 16
9. Lawrence County – 14
10. Ashtabula County – 13

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