Motor and Other Vehicles

Suspension or Revocation of Licenses – Violations

SECTION 31-11-6

§ 31-11-6. Offenses resulting in mandatory revocation of license.

The license of any chauffeur or operator shall be immediately revoked upon receipt by the division of motor vehicles of a record of the operator's or chauffeur's final conviction for any of the following offenses and the term of revocation shall be for the periods enumerated:

(1) Manslaughter resulting from the operation of a motor vehicle, or operating so as to endanger resulting in death, three (3) years;

(2) Driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of a narcotic drug as defined in chapter 28 of title 21, which renders him or her incapable of safely driving a motor vehicle, one year;

(3) Driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicating liquor, the period of time, if any, as may be ordered in the final sentence imposed by a court having jurisdiction to impose the sentence;

(4) Any felony in the commission of which a motor vehicle is used, eighteen (18) months;

(5) Failure to stop and render aid as required under the laws of this state in the event of a motor vehicle accident resulting in the death or personal injury of another, two (2) years;

(6) Perjury or the making of a false affidavit or statement under oath to the division of motor vehicles under any other law relating to the ownership or operation of motor vehicles, two (2) years;

(7) Conviction, or forfeiture of bail not vacated, upon three (3) charges of reckless driving committed within a period of twelve (12) months, three (3) years;

(8) Conviction of altered or fraudulent license used to purchase or attempt to purchase alcoholic beverages, three (3) months.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1950, ch. 2595, art. 16, § 5; G.L. 1956, § 31-11-15; G.L. 1956, § 31-11-6; P.L. 1962, ch. 204, § 1; P.L. 1965, ch. 180, § 1; P.L. 1974, ch. 120, § 1; P.L. 1980, ch. 321, § 2.)