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946.40

SUBCHAPTER IV
INTERFERENCE WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT
946.40 Refusing to aid officer.

946.40(1)

(1) Whoever, without reasonable excuse, refuses or fails, upon command, to aid any person known by the person to be a peace officer is guilty of a Class C misdemeanor.

946.40(2)

(2) This section does not apply if under the circumstances the officer was not authorized to command such assistance.

946.40 - ANNOT.

History: 1977 c. 173.

946.40 - ANNOT.

Under s. 343.305, hospital personnel must administer a blood alcohol test and report the results at the request of an officer, subject to the penalty under 946.40. 68 Atty. Gen. 209.

946.40 - ANNOT.

In certain circumstances a peace officer may command medical staff at a hospital or clinic to gather evidence from a sexual assault victim. 72 Atty. Gen. 107.