Caught in the Driver's Seat

Number 21933
Subject Automobiles
Source WJAR-TV (Cranston, R.I.)
State RI
Year 2004
Publication Date Nov. 11, 12, 16
Summary 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.
Category Contest Entry
Pages 39
Keywords reckless driving;suspended license;DUI;DWI;driving records;department of motor vehicles (DMV)
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