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Senate Bill 0171

ARCHIVE (2006)

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL

Operating while intoxicated and accident scenes. Makes failing to stop at the scene of an accident, a Class A misdemeanor, a: (1) Class D felony if the accident involves bodily injury to a person; (2) Class C felony if the accident involves serious bodily injury to a person; and (3) Class B felony if the accident involves the death of a person. Makes it a Class D felony for a person to operate a motor vehicle or motorboat while intoxicated and cause bodily injury to another person. Makes operating a motor vehicle or motorboat while intoxicated and causing serious bodily injury to another person a Class C felony instead of a Class D felony. Makes operating a motor vehicle or motorboat while intoxicated and causing the death of another person a Class B felony instead of a Class C felony. Requires a court to recommend the suspension of a person's driving privileges for five years if the person is convicted of operating a motor vehicle or motorboat while intoxicated and causing serious bodily injury to or the death of another person. Requires the bureau of motor vehicles and a court to suspend the driving privileges of a person for two years if the person: (1) refuses to submit to a chemical test; and (2) has been convicted of or entered a plea of guilty or nolo contendere to the offense of public intoxication, operating a vehicle recklessly, or operating a motor vehicle or motorboat while intoxicated. Allows certified phlebotomists to obtain bodily substance samples for purposes of implied consent laws. Makes conforming amendments.
    Current Status:
     In Committee - first House
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