Driving off and not paying for gas could cost person driver's license

By WENDY BRYANT Business Editor Published:

Drivers who fill up their vehicles at Ohio gas stations may want to think twice before driving off and not paying. House Bill 179, signed into law by Gov. Bob Taft on Dec. 9, went into effect March 9. The law allows Ohios courts to tell the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) to suspend an individuals operators license for gas theft if the driver left the premises of an establishment selling gasoline for retail sale and did not pay in full for the gasoline, according to the BMV.