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(a) No person shall knowingly use or operate an aircraft, motor vehicle, motorcycle, motorboat or other motor-propelled vehicle without the consent of the owner or person authorized to give consent.
(b) The following are affirmative defenses to a charge under this section:
(1) At the time of the alleged offense, the actor, though mistaken, reasonably believed that he or she was authorized to use or operate the property;
(2) At the time of the alleged offense, the actor reasonably believed that the owner or person empowered to give consent would authorize the actor to use or operate the property.
(c) This section shall not apply if the offender removes the vehicle from this State or retains possession of it for more than forty-eight (48) hours.
(d) Whoever violates this section is guilty of unauthorized use of a vehicle, a misdemeanor of the first degree.
(RC 2913.03; Ord. No. 54-74. Passed 3-25-74, eff. 4-1-74)