22.0705 Fleeing from or attempting to elude police officer-Penalty.

(a) Any driver of a motor vehicle who willfully fails or refuses to bring his vehicle to a stop, or who otherwise flees or attempts to elude a pursuing police vehicle, when given visual or audible signal by a police officer to bring the vehicle to a stop, is guilty of a class B misdemeanor, and upon conviction, shall be punished accordingly.

(b) The signal given by the police officer may be by hand, voice, emergency light or siren. The officer giving such signal shall be in uniform, prominently displaying his badge of office.

History: 1972, PL 12-65 § 1; amd l980, PL 16-90 § 63.

Amendments: 1980 Amended to conform with penalties provided for in Title 46, Criminal Justice.