A Rhode Island driver charged with a third DUI within five years (the "lookback" period) faces severe administrative and felony criminal penalties.
In Rhode Island, if you are found guilty of a third DUI offense within five years, your license shall be suspended for two to three years. After the sentence--when you’ll want your license reinstated--you'll need to submit a Rhode Island SR22 insurance policy apart from a license reinstatement charge. After this, you will be allowed to drive with an ignition interlock device for two years.
Criminal penalties are those parts of your sentence which require you to pay financial fines or serve jail terms. For a third offense DUI in Rhode Island, the penalties are as follows:
Rhode Island classifies a third DUI offense as a felony.
Considering the seriousness of the penalties, a person charged with a third DUI offense should consult with an experienced DUI attorney.