Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

AGO 1962 NO. 88 >

When a nonresident serviceman has not changed his domicile to the state of Washington, his wife who accompanies him on military assignment to this state is not required to obtain a Washington state driver's license if she has a valid operator's license issued by the state of her domicile.

AGO 1959 NO. 88 >

A law enforcement officer has no authority, either statutory or common law, to stop a motorist for the sole purpose of determining whether the motorist has a valid operator's license on his person.

AGO 1952 NO. 255 >

The director of licenses is not required to revoke the defendant's operator's license on judgment and conviction of a municipal court on a hit and run which contained a municipal ordinance taken from state law.  The offense itself, as shown by the municipal court judgment and conviction, requiring under state law that the driver's license be revoked, the director in his discretion may suspend the defendant's operator's license.