WVC 61 - 3 - 55
§61-3-55. Failure to pay for gasoline.
Any person who knowingly and willfully drives a motor vehicle
off the premises of an establishment where gasoline offered for
retail sale was dispensed into the fuel tank of the motor vehicle
with the intent to avoid payment for the gasoline that was so
dispensed shall be deemed to be guilty of the larceny thereof. In
addition to the penalties provided for by the provisions of section
thirteen, article three of this chapter, upon a second conviction
for larceny of gasoline, the court shall order the suspension of
the person's license to drive a motor vehicle for six months, and
upon a third or subsequent conviction, the court shall order the
suspension of the person's license to drive a motor vehicle for one
Whenever a second or subsequent offense is had under the
provisions of this section, the clerk of the court shall transmit
a certified abstract of the judgment to the division of motor
vehicles within seventy-two hours of the conviction. Upon receipt
of the abstract of judgment the division of motor vehicles shall
enter an order suspending the person's license to operate a motor
vehicle for the appropriate time period.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2014 1st Special Session
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