Title 31
Motor and Other Vehicles

Chapter 27
Motor Vehicle Offenses

R.I. Gen. Laws § 31-27-1.1

§ 31-27-1.1. Driving so as to endanger, resulting in serious personal injury.

(a) When the serious bodily injury of any person ensues as a proximate result of the operation of any vehicle in reckless disregard of the safety of others, including violations of § 31-27-22, the person so operating the vehicle shall be guilty of “driving so as to endanger, resulting in serious bodily injury”.

(b) “Serious bodily injury” means physical injury that creates a substantial risk of death or causes serious permanent disfigurement or protracted loss or impairment of the function of any bodily member or organ.

(c) Any person charged with a violation of this section shall upon conviction be imprisoned for not more than five (5) years and have his or her license to operate a motor vehicle suspended for no more than three (3) years.

History of Section.
P.L. 1983, ch. 184, § 1; P.L. 2007, ch. 121, § 2; P.L. 2007, ch. 193, § 2.