|SB 0807||Creates crime of eluding a peace officer|
|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|
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