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Title 23 : Motor Vehicles



(Cite as: 23 V.S.A. § 722)
  • § 722. Recommendation of a court

    When a motor vehicle operator is convicted of a violation of subchapters 1 through 5 of chapter 13 of this title involving the operation of a motor vehicle in motion, the judge of the court in which the conviction was obtained may recommend, in writing, to the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles that the operator be required to attend a driver retraining course. The judge may delay sentencing the operator until he or she has had an answer to his or her recommendation from the Commissioner. If advised by the Commissioner that the operator has been ordered to take a driver retraining program, the judge may further delay sentencing the operator for a period not to exceed 90 days. If the judge receives evidence that the operator has satisfactorily completed a driver retraining course, he or she may then consider all the facts and circumstances of the case and either impose a penalty and costs or waive all or any part of the penalty and costs making a note of the action on the original warrant. In such cases the court shall in no way be relieved of the duty of filing forthwith upon conviction the report required under section 1709 of this title. (Added 1961, No. 201, § 2.)