PA 16-94—SB 346
AN ACT CONCERNING PENALTIES FOR EVASION OF RESPONSIBILITY BY AN OPERATOR OF A MOTOR VEHICLE IN THE CASE OF INJURY
SUMMARY: By law, a motor vehicle operator who is knowingly involved in an accident that causes physical injury to a person must (1) immediately stop and render any needed assistance and (2) give his or her name, address, and license and registration numbers to the injured person, any officer, or witness to the injury. If the operator is unable to provide this information to any of those individuals, he or she must immediately report the injury to a municipal or state police officer, constable, or motor vehicle inspector or at the nearest police precinct or station. In the report, the operator must state the accident's location and circumstances and include the information required above.
This act extends, from one year to five years, the maximum prison sentence a court may impose on an operator who violates the above requirements or commits a subsequent offense. It retains the fines that the court may impose for such violations (from $75 to $600 for a first offense and from $100 to $1,000 for a subsequent offense).
EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2016
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