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Senate Bill (S)

DIGEST

Traffic crimes. Provides that an operator of a motor vehicle who: (1) operates a motor vehicle after the operator's driving privileges have been suspended or revoked; and (2) causes an accident that results in injury or death to another person; commits a separate offense for each person injured or killed as a result of an accident caused by the operator. Provides that an operator of a motor vehicle who leaves the scene of an accident that: (1) was caused by the operator; and (2) involves injury to another person; commits a separate offense for each person injured by an accident Traffic crimes. Provides that an operator of a motor vehicle who: (1) operates a motor vehicle after the operator's driving privileges have been suspended or revoked; and (2) causes an accident that results in injury or death to another person; commits a separate offense for each person injured or killed as a result of an accident caused by the operator. Provides that an operator of a motor vehicle who leaves the scene of an accident that: (1) was caused by the operator; and (2) involves injury to another person; commits a separate offense for each person injured by an accident caused by the operator. Provides that leaving the scene of an accident involving moderate bodily injury is a Level 6 felony. Makes the penalty for leaving the scene of an accident involving the death or catastrophic injury of another person a Level 4 felony. Provides that an operator of a motor vehicle who: (1) operates a motor vehicle while intoxicated; and (2) causes an accident that results in moderate bodily injury to another person; commits a Level 6 felony. Enhances the penalty for the offense to a Level 5 felony if the person has a previous conviction for the offense within the preceding seven years. Provides that an operator of a motor vehicle who: (1) operates a motor vehicle while intoxicated; and (2) causes an accident that results in moderate bodily injury to another person; commits a separate offense for each person who suffers moderate bodily injury as a result of an accident caused by the operator. Increases the penalty for causing serious bodily injury when operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated from a Level 6 felony to a Level 5 felony. Enhances the penalty for the offense to a Level 4 felony if the person has a previous conviction for the offense within the preceding seven years. Makes the penalty for causing the death or catastrophic injury of another person when operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated a Level 4 felony in certain instances. Provides that an operator of a motor vehicle who: (1) is a habitual traffic violator; and (2) causes an accident that results in the injury or death of another person; commits a separate offense for each person injured or killed as a result of an accident caused by the operator. Allows multiple sentences for the offense to be served consecutively in certain instances. Provides that the operator of a motor vehicle who: (1) flees from a law enforcement officer; and (2) causes an accident resulting in bodily injury, serious bodily injury, catastrophic injury, or death of another person; commits a separate offense for each person injured or killed as a result of the operator's vehicular flight from police. Allows multiple sentences for the offense to be served consecutively in certain instances. Defines "catastrophic injury" and increases the penalty for certain offenses involving catastrophic injuries. Specifies that "metabolites" refers to metabolites in a person's blood. Makes conforming amendments. ... View more