§ 5-65-106 License plate impoundment; temporary substitute plate

§ 5-65-106. License plate impoundment; temporary substitute plate

    (a) When any law enforcement officer arrests a person for operating a motor vehicle while that person's operator's license or permit has been suspended or revoked under the laws of any state due to the person having previously been found guilty or having pleaded guilty or nolo contendere to violating § 5-65-103, and if the motor vehicle operated by the person is owned in whole or part by the person, the motor vehicle license plate shall be impounded by the law enforcement officer for no less than ninety (90) days.

    (b) If the court determines it is in the best interest of dependents of the offender, the court shall instruct the Director of the
Department of Finance and Administration to issue a temporary substitute license plate to that vehicle, and the license plate shall indicate that the original plate has been impounded.