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ACT NO. 47

(H.19)

Motor Vehicles; Attempting to Elude a Law Enforcement Officer

This act increases the penalty for persons convicted of attempting to elude a law enforcement officer, expands the offense to include persons who leave the vehicle and attempt to elude the officer by other means, and makes the offense a felony when serious personal injury results. The act also permits a person charged with the offense to raise as

a defense that the person brought his or her vehicle to a stop in a manner, time, and distance that was reasonable under the circumstances.

Effective Date: July 1, 2003