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(a) No person shall permit the operation of a motor vehicle upon any public or private property used by the public for purposes of vehicular travel or parking, knowing the operator does not have a valid driver's license issued to the operator by the Registrar of Motor Vehicles under RC Chapter 4507 or a valid commercial driver's license issued under RC Chapter 4506. Except as otherwise provided in this division, whoever violates this division is guilty of an unclassified misdemeanor. When the offense is an unclassified misdemeanor, the offender shall be sentenced pursuant to RC 2929.21 to 2929.28, except that the offender shall not be sentenced to a jail term; the offender shall not be sentenced to a community residential sanction pursuant to RC 2929.26; notwithstanding RC 2929.28(A)(2)(a), the offender may be fined up to one thousand dollars ($1,000.00); and, notwithstanding RC 2929.27(A)(3), the offender may be ordered pursuant to RC 2929.27(C) to serve a term of community service of up to five hundred (500) hours. The failure of an offender to complete a term of community service imposed by the court may be punished as indirect criminal contempt under RC 2705.02(A) that may be filed in the underlying case. If, within three (3) years of the offense, the offender previously has been convicted of or pleaded guilty to two (2) or more violations of this section or a substantially equivalent municipal ordinance, the offense is a misdemeanor of the first degree.
(b) Nonresidents, permitted to drive upon the highways of their own state, may operate any motor vehicle upon any highway in this state without examination or license under RC 4507.01 to 4507.39, inclusive, upon condition that the nonresident may be required at any time or place to prove lawful possession or their right to operate the motor vehicle, and to establish proper identity.
(c) No person shall operate any motor vehicle in violation of any restriction imposed on his or her driver's or commercial driver's license by the Ohio Registrar of Motor Vehicles pursuant to RC 4507.14.
(Ord. No. 1280-15. Passed 4-24-17, eff. 4-25-17)