Summary of the Introduced Bill

HB 518 -- Operation of Motor Vehicles

Co-Sponsors:  Hartzler, Rector

This bill increases the statutory point penalty for careless and
imprudent driving where aggravating circumstances exist or when
an accident occurs in which any person receives moderate
physical injury.  Aggravating circumstances are defined as
circumstances in which any person suffers death or serious
physical injury.

The bill also allows law enforcement officers to administer a
test to determine the blood alcohol content of any driver who is
involved in an accident that results in the death of any person
or where a person has been ticketed in an accident resulting in
serious physical injury.

The bill has an effective date of January 1, 2001.

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