32-33-18 Failure to stop at the signal of law enforcement officer as misdemeanor.
Failure to stop at the signal of law enforcement officer as misdemeanor.
of a vehicle who intentionally fails or refuses to bring a vehicle to a stop, when given visual or
audible signal to bring the vehicle to a stop, is guilty of failure to stop at the signal of a law
enforcement officer. The signal given by the law enforcement officer may be by hand, voice,
emergency light, or siren. The officer giving the signal shall be in uniform, prominently displaying
a badge of office, and the vehicle shall be appropriately marked showing it to be an official law
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Failure to stop at the signal of a law enforcement officer is a Class 2 misdemeanor. In addition,
the court may order that the defendant's driver's license be revoked for up to one year, but may issue
an order, upon proof of financial responsibility pursuant to § 32-35-43.1, allowing the defendant to
operate a vehicle for purposes of the defendant's employment, attendance at school, or counseling
Source: SL 1970, ch 175, § 34, § 1; SL 1997, ch 195, § 1; SL 2001, ch 173, § 3; SL 2006, ch 171,
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