2009 Rhode Island Code
Title 31 - Motor and Other vehicles
CHAPTER 31-9 - Theft and Related Offenses
§ 31-9-1 - Driving without consent of owner or lessee.
§ 31-9-1 Driving without consent of owner
Any person who drives a vehicle, not his or her own, without the consent of its
owner or lessee, and with intent temporarily to deprive the owner or lessee of
his or her possession of the vehicle, without intent to steal the vehicle, is
guilty of a felony. The consent of the owner or lessee of a vehicle to its
taking or driving shall not in any case be presumed or implied because of the
owner's or lessee's consent on a prior occasion to the taking or driving of
that vehicle by the same or a different person. Any person who assists in, or
is a party or accessory to or an accomplice in any unauthorized taking or
driving, is guilty of a felony. Any person convicted of a violation of this
section shall be fined not more than five thousand dollars ($5,000) or
imprisoned for a term of not more than five (5) years, or both.
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