Advertising with us can place you in front of thousands of visitors a day. Learn more!
- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 28. Motor Vehicles
- Chapter 35. Offenses and Accidents
- Section 182. Failure to Stop at Direction of Peace Officer.
previous: Section 180
. Disobedience to Signals of Officer Regulating Traffic Prohibited.
next: Section 185
. Overtaking and Passing Certain Stationary Vehicles.
AS 28.35.182. Failure to Stop at Direction of Peace Officer.
- (a) A person commits the offense of failure to stop at the direction of a peace officer in the first degree if the person
violates (b) of this section, and, during the commission of that offense,
- (1) the person violates AS 28.35.400
- (2) the person is committing vehicle theft in the first or second degree; or
- (3) as a result of the person's operation or driving, an accident occurs or a person suffers serious physical injury; in
this paragraph, "serious physical injury" has the meaning given in AS 11.81.900
- (b) A person commits the offense of failure to stop at the direction of a peace officer in the second degree if the
person, while driving or operating a vehicle or motor vehicle or while operating an aircraft or watercraft, knowingly
fails to stop as soon as practical and in a reasonably safe manner under the circumstances when requested or signaled
to do so by a peace officer.
- (c) In a prosecution under this section, it is an affirmative defense, if the peace officer, when requesting or signaling
the defendant to stop,
- (1) was operating a vehicle, motor vehicle, aircraft, or watercraft, and the vehicle, motor vehicle, aircraft, or
- (A) did not meet lighting and audible signaling requirements of law for law enforcement vehicles; and
- (B) was not marked appropriately so that a reasonable person would recognize it as a law enforcement vehicle; or
- (2) was not operating a vehicle, motor vehicle, aircraft, or watercraft, and the peace officer was not wearing the uniform
of office or displaying a badge or other symbol of authority so as to be reasonably identifiable as a peace officer.
- (d) In this section,
- (1) "knowingly" has the meaning given in AS 11.81.900
- (2) "signal" means a hand motion, audible mechanical or electronic noise device, visual light device, or combination of
them, used in a manner that a reasonable person would understand to mean that the peace officer intends that the person
- (e) Failure to stop at the direction of a peace officer in the first degree is a class C felony punishable as provided in
AS 12.55. Failure to stop at the direction of a peace officer in
the second degree is a class A misdemeanor.
All content © 2008 by Touch
N' Go/Bright Solutions, Inc.
Note to HTML Version:
This version of the Alaska Statutes is current through December, 2007. The Alaska Statutes were automatically converted to HTML from a plain text format. Every effort has been made to ensure their accuracy, but this can not be guaranteed. If it is critical that the precise terms of the Alaska Statutes be known, it is recommended that more formal sources be consulted. For statutes adopted after the effective date of these statutes, see, Alaska State Legislature
If any errors are found, please e-mail Touch N' Go systems at E-mail. We
hope you find this information useful.