Alcohol-related License Suspensions

An alcohol-related license suspension can result from a conviction under RIGL 31-27-2, Driving under influence of liquor or drugs, or RIGL 31-27-2.1, Refusal to submit to chemical test. In addition to the motorist's period of license suspension, the motorist will also be required to comply with any other sanctions ordered by the sentencing court.

The most common sanctions that accompany an alcohol-related license suspension are the granting of a hardship license in conjunction with the installation of an ignition interlock device, the installation of an ignition interlock device only, alcohol treatment, alcohol education, and/or public community service. All alcohol education, alcohol treatment, and public community service sanctions are monitored by the Driver Retraining Office of the Rhode Island Division of Motor Vehicles. The Driver Retraining Office is located within the Adjudication Office on the first floor of the DMV Headquarters, 600 New London Avenue, Cranston, RI 02920.