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41-6a-210 Failure To Respond To Officer's Signal To Stop -- Fleeing -- Causing Property Damage Or Bodily Injury -- Suspension Of Driver's License -- Forfeiture Of Vehicle -- Penalties.

(1)

(a) An operator who receives a visual or audible signal from a peace officer to bring the vehicle to a stop may not:

(i) operate the vehicle in willful or wanton disregard of the signal so as to interfere with or endanger the operation of any vehicle or person; or

(ii) attempt to flee or elude a peace officer by vehicle or other means.

(b)

(i) A person who violates Subsection (1)(a) is guilty of a felony of the third degree.

(ii) The court shall, as part of any sentence under this Subsection (1), impose a fine of not less than $1,000.

(2)

(a) An operator who violates Subsection (1) and while so doing causes death or serious bodily injury to another person, under circumstances not amounting to murder or aggravated murder, is guilty of a felony of the second degree.

(b) The court shall, as part of any sentence under this Subsection (2), impose a fine of not less than $5,000.

(3)

(a) In addition to the penalty provided under this section or any other section, a person who violates Subsection (1)(a) or (2)(a) shall have the person's driver license revoked under Subsection 53-3-220(1)(a)(ix) for a period of one year.

(b)

(i) The court shall forward the report of the conviction to the division.

(ii) If the person is the holder of a driver license from another jurisdiction, the division shall notify the appropriate officials in the licensing state.

Renumbered and Amended by Chapter 2, 2005 General Session 2005

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Gary Herbert
Gary Herbert
August 11, 2009 -
Republican
1-801-983-0275
350 North State Street, Salt Lake City, UT, 84103

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