The Ohio Board of Motor vehicle Collision Repair Registration and Attorney General Mike DeWine's Office have filed injunctions against four Ohio body shops that are accused of being in violation of Ohio's collision repair registration laws. The agency says it's stepping up enforcement of the registration laws.
In Pickaway County, an injunction was filed against Auto Surgeon Collision Center in Circleville, owned by Eddie Emerine.
In Fairfield County, injunctions were filed against Shonk Collision & Frame in Carroll, owned by Bill Shonk, and Jenkins Auto Glass in Lancaster, owned by Greg Jenkins.
An injunction was filed against Collision Specialist of Ohio, owned by William Pletz III and located in Pataskala in Licking County. Pletz, however, came into compliance when he was notified that an injunction was filed against his company.
Agency Executive Director Michael Greene said, "Enforcement efforts against illegal repair facilities have increased and will continue to be stepped up. It is not the board's intention to close down repair shops, but rather bring them into compliance with state and federal regulations."
Greene noted that the law "has been in effect long enough for existing shops to become compliant."
The Ohio Board of Motor Vehicle Collision Repair Registration was created in 1999 to regulate the collision repair industry and provide consumer protection. The board is entirely funded by registration fees from collision shops, auto glass businesses, paintless dent repair companies and airbag replacement units in the state. The board is made up of five collision repair shop owners, one mechanical repair shop owner and one representative of the public.
Ohio Collision Repair Board