In September of 2008, the State of Ohio, enacted legislation requiring The Department of Public Safety to establish a registry for Ohio’s habitual OVI offender’s. A habitual offender is anyone who has been convicted of five (5) or more OVI offenses within the proceeding twenty (20) years. This registry is intended to serve as a public record of who the habitual offender’s are in the State of Ohio and where they reside. It is also intended to embarrass the most serious offender’s and serve as a deterrent to those who do not want to be included on this list. The registry can be accessed by inputting the offender’s name and the registry will list the number of OVI offenses he or she has committed and his or her date of birth and address. Although many claim that this law creates an invasion of privacy, this concern is outweighed by the government’s interest in protecting society.