SB 0807 Creates crime of eluding a peace officer
Sponsor:Klarich Co-Sponsor(s)
LR Number:3324S.01I Fiscal Note:3324-01
Committee:Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence
Last Action:01/30/02 - Hearing Conducted S Civil & Criminal Jurisprudence Journal page:
Effective Date:August 28, 2002
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SB 807 - This act creates the crime of Eluding a Law Enforcement Official. The crime consists of the following elements: operating a vehicle after receiving a light or siren, or after being directed to stop the vehicle by a peace officer who has reasonable suspicion of a violation and purposefully increasing the speed of a vehicle or turning off lights for purposes of eluding a peace officer; or purposefully attempting to elude in any manner.

The new crime is defined as a Class A misdemeanor, unless the defendant knowingly eludes by operating a motor vehicle in a manner which presents a substantial risk of injury to another person, in which case the crime is a Class D felony. SARA MORROW