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OREGON FLEEING OR ATTEMPTING TO ELUDE LAWS



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      ORS 811.540 Fleeing or attempting to elude police officer; penalty. 

 

         (1) A person commits the crime of fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer if:

      (a) The person is operating a motor vehicle; and

      (b) A police officer who is in uniform and prominently displaying the police officer’s badge of office or operating a vehicle appropriately marked showing it to be an official police vehicle gives a visual or audible signal to bring the vehicle to a stop, including any signal by hand, voice, emergency light or siren, and either:

      (A) The person, while still in the vehicle, knowingly flees or attempts to elude a pursuing police officer; or

      (B) The person gets out of the vehicle and knowingly flees or attempts to elude the police officer.

      (2) It is an affirmative defense to a prosecution of a person under this section that, after a police officer operating a vehicle not marked as an official police vehicle signaled the person to bring the person’s vehicle to a stop, the person proceeded lawfully to an area the person reasonably believed was necessary to reach before stopping.

      (3) The offense described in this section, fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer, is applicable upon any premises open to the public and:

      (a) Is a Class C felony if committed as described in subsection (1)(b)(A) of this section; or

      (b) Is a Class A misdemeanor if committed as described in subsection (1)(b)(B) of this section. [1983 c.338 §664; 1991 c.655 §1; 1997 c.532 §1; 1997 c.860 §1]

 

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