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Using a vehicle to commit a crime

If a motor vehicle is used to assist in the commission of an offence, the court sentencing the offender has the power to disqualify the person from holding or obtaining a driver's licence, either for a specified period or until further order [Road Traffic Act 1961 (SA) s 170]. When a person uses a car, for example, in an armed robbery or to take a rape victim to the scene of the crime, it would not be unusual for the person to be disqualified from holding or obtaining a driver's licence for some period in addition to receiving the penalty laid down for the primary offence.

Using a vehicle to commit a crime  :  Last Revised: Thu Sep 18th 2014
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