30. The Commission shall, in its own right or at the request of the Minister, a regional authority, a municipality or any other interested person, request the Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec to withdraw the registration plate and the registration certificate of any automobile used by a person to commit an offence under section 3 of which he was convicted and for which he has not been pardoned, or of any automobile acquired or leased to replace such automobile, whether or not the person operating the automobile is the holder of a permit.
The first paragraph does not apply to a lessor who establishes, to the satisfaction of the Commission, that he could not have known that his automobile would be used by the lessee to commit an offence under section 3.
The owner of an automobile whose registration plate and registration certificate have been withdrawn shall lose, for three months, his right to obtain a new registration plate and registration certificate for that automobile. In the case of a second conviction, his right to obtain a new registration plate and registration certificate shall be suspended for six months. In the case of any other conviction, his right shall be suspended for twelve months.
1983, c. 46, s. 30; 1990, c. 19, s. 11; 1990, c. 82, s. 3.