Mohler Pleads Guilty to Aggravated Vehicular Homicide


Today in a plea hearing, in front of Judge Kevin Braig, Briana Mohler pleaded guilty to:

  • Operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol, a drug of abuse, or a combination of them -Misdemeanor, 1st degree
  • Driving under suspension- Misdemeanor, unclassified
  • Aggravated vehicular homicide- Felony, 1st degree

The charge of involuntary manslaughter, a felony 3rd degree, was dropped.

Logan County Prosecutor, Eric Stewart had these comments after the hearing:

Mohler is looking at prison time of 11 to 16 1/2 years.

She will be sentenced on May 28th, 2024, at 11 AM.

Family members of Chloe Hodge

On Tuesday, February 13th, the Logan County Grand Jury indicted Mohler for aggravated vehicular homicide as a result of the January 25th traffic crash that claimed the life of Chloe Hodge, a 17-year-old Indian Lake/Ohio Hi-Point student.

Many of Hodge’s classmates and family appeared in the courtroom Tuesday wearing lavender shirts in her honor.

Mohler, 32, of Lakeview, was charged with one count of aggravated vehicular homicide, a first-degree felony, as well as a third-degree count of involuntary manslaughter.

She was also charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs and driving under suspension.

The Logan County Sheriff’s Office presented evidence to the grand jury that Mohler was driving under the influence on County Road 130 when she traveled left-of-center and into the path of the vehicle Hodge was driving.

Mohler pleaded guilty on January 9th to aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony, and was out on bond pending sentencing in that case.

The same day she was indicted, Mohler appeared in Court for sentencing on the aggravated possession of drugs charge and was sentenced to six months in the Logan County Jail and three months in a community-based correctional facility.

The maximum sentence for a felony of the fifth degree is 12 months.

A trial on the new charges is set for May 13-14.