How many times is too many for a person to be arrested on a “Driving on a Revoked License” charge? One, two, three times? How about ten times.
62-Year old Dannie Brumfield of Murfreesboro was pulled over on West College Street for a light violation. When officers conducted a routine driver’s license check, dispatch advised the arresting officer that Brumfield had eight prior convictions for driving on a revoked license and one warrant charging him with a ninth time. After the warrant was served this most recent traffic stop would add up to time number ten for “Driving on a Revoked License.”
The arrest report shows that Brumfield was booked into the local jail without a bond. As of Tuesday afternoon, he was still behind bars. His court date will be in Circuit Court as he is also facing a drug possession charge.
What Results in a D.O.R. Charge?
The question we often receive after we run such stories, “What happens to someone arrested for driving on a revoked license?”
IF CONVICTED: The first offense is listed by the state as a Class B Misdemeanor punishable by up to six months behind bars and a fine not to exceed $500. The second time such an arrest is made, if the accused is found guilty in a court of law, that Class B Misdemeanor turns into a Class A Misdemeanor. That second, third or even tenth offense is punishable by up to eleven months and twenty-nine days in jail. The offenders license can also be - - REVOKED, again.
MPD Arrest Report #13-14463
T.C.A. 55-12-131. Driving while license cancelled, suspended, or revoked -- Penalties.
Any person whose license, or driving privilege as a nonresident, has been cancelled, suspended, or revoked as provided in this chapter, and who drives any motor vehicle upon the highways of the state while the license or privilege is cancelled, suspended, or revoked, commits a Class B misdemeanor.
HISTORY: Acts 1977, ch. 446, § 31; T.C.A., § 59-1281; Acts 1989, ch. 591, § 112.
Class B Misdemeanor: The punishment shall not be greater than six (6) months in jail or a fine not to exceed five hundred dollars ($500), or both, unless otherwise provided by statute.
Class A Misdemeanor: A Class A misdemeanor is punishable by up to eleven months and twenty-nine days in jail.