The commissioner shall immediately upon receipt of the statements required by section
seven, article five of this chapter and section one of this article record the date
and time of day of the receipt of such statements and shall forthwith cause a search
of the appropriate records of the department to be made for any record of prior offenses
under this article and such commissioner shall immediately report to the officer making
such statement an abstract showing any such prior offense, the date thereof, the identity
of any court in which any proceedings in regard thereto were instituted and the disposition
Any law-enforcement officer who fails to file the statements required by this chapter
within forty-eight hours of the arrest of any person charged for any violation of
section two, article five of this chapter or for any offense described in a municipal
ordinance which has the same elements as an offense described in said section two
of article five, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be subject to a fine of
not less than twenty dollars nor more than five hundred dollars. And if the commissioner shall willfully fail to post by United States mail or other
adequate means of communication a written report addressed to the law-enforcement
officer of any such offense, as required by this section, within a period of forty-eight
hours after the receipt of the statement, the commissioner shall be guilty of a misdemeanor
and shall be subject to a fine of not less than twenty dollars nor more than five
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