- Associated Press - Thursday, October 29, 2015

CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) - The state Division of Motor Vehicles has agreed to a written driving test in Italian after the Rhode Island affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union filed a federal civil rights complaint.

The Providence Journal reports (https://bit.ly/1PXAGoM ) that the ACLU will still pursue the civil rights complaint. ACLU Executive Director Steven Brown says the DMV violated the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination based on national origin.

DMV administrator Walter R. Craddock says the agency has not violated the civil rights of Danilo Saccoccio (Da-NEEL-o sa-COH-cheeo), of Cranston. Saccoccio said not offering a test in Italian violated his civil rights.

The written driving test is routinely offered in English, Portuguese and Spanish on a computer. The test will be offered to Saccoccio on paper.


Information from: The Providence Journal, https://www.providencejournal.com

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