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Resource ID: #21933
Subject: Automobiles
Source: WJAR-TV (Cranston, R.I.)
Date: Nov. 11, 12, 16



This investigation stared when a driver with a suspended license for more than 10 years hit and killed a jogger. In a 6-month investigation, WJAR-TV found violations such as reckless driving, DUIs, suspended licenses and criminal violations missing on driving records. Without these histories, courts were unable to fully prosecute habitually irresponsible drivers. As a result of this investigation, the state of Rhode Island set up a system to update records automatically.

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