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Leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident.

577.060. 1. A person commits the crime of leaving the sceneof a motor vehicle accident when being the operator or driver ofa vehicle on the highway or on any publicly or privately ownedparking lot or parking facility generally open for use by thepublic and knowing that an injury has been caused to a person ordamage has been caused to property, due to his culpability or toaccident, he leaves the place of the injury, damage or accidentwithout stopping and giving his name, residence, including cityand street number, motor vehicle number and driver's licensenumber, if any, to the injured party or to a police officer, orif no police officer is in the vicinity, then to the nearestpolice station or judicial officer.

2. For the purposes of this section, all peace officersshall have jurisdiction, when invited by an injured person, toenter the premises of any privately owned parking lot or parkingfacility for the purpose of investigating an accident andperforming all necessary duties regarding such accident.

3. Leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident is a classA misdemeanor, except that it shall be a class D felony if theaccident resulted in:

(1) Physical injury to another party; or

(2) Property damage in excess of one thousand dollars; or

(3) If the defendant has previously pled guilty to or beenfound guilty of a violation of this section.

(L. 1977 S.B. 60, A.L. 1983 H.B. 287, A.L. 1986 S.B. 450, A.L. 1989 1st Ex. Sess. H.B. 3)

Effective 7-27-89