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(A) (1) (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 R.C. Chapter 4507 or a valid commercial driver’s license issued under R.C. 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 § 130.18, § 130.99 or R.C. §§ 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 § 130.99(E) or R.C. § 2929.26; notwithstanding § 130.99(G)(1)(b)1. and R.C. § 2929.28(A)(2)(a), the offender may be fined up to $1,000; and, notwithstanding § 130.99(F)(1)(c) and R.C. § 2929.27(A)(3), the offender may be ordered pursuant to § 130.99(F)(3) or R.C. § 2929.27(C) to serve a term of community service of up to 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 R.C. § 2705.02(A) that may be filed in the underlying case.
(b) If, within 3 years of the offense, the offender previously has been convicted of or pleaded guilty to 2 or more violations of this section or a substantially equivalent municipal ordinance, the offense is a misdemeanor of the first degree.
(2) No person shall receive a driver’s license, or a motorcycle operator’s endorsement of a driver’s or commercial driver’s license, unless and until the person surrenders to the Registrar all valid licenses issued to the person by another jurisdiction recognized by this state. The Registrar shall report the surrender of a license to the issuing authority, together with information that a license is now issued in this state. The Registrar shall destroy any such license that is not returned to the issuing authority. No person shall be permitted to have more than 1 valid license at any time.
(R.C. § 4507.02(A))
(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 R.C. §§ 4507.01 to 4507.39, inclusive, upon condition that such nonresident may be required at any time or place to prove lawful possession or their right to operate such motor vehicle, and to establish proper identity.
(R.C. § 4507.04) (1974 Code, § 72.12)