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Title XIX MOTOR VEHICLES, WATERCRAFT AND AVIATION

Chapter 304

Effective - 28 Aug 2006, 2 histories, see footnote (history) bottom

  304.585.  Endangerment of a highway worker defined — fine, points assessed — aggravated endangerment of a highway worker, fine, points assessed — offense not applicable in absence of workers in zone — no citation or conviction, when. — 1.  A person shall be deemed to commit the offense of "endangerment of a highway worker" upon conviction for any of the following when the offense occurs within a construction zone or work zone, as defined in section 304.580:

  (1)  Exceeding the posted speed limit by fifteen miles per hour or more;

  (2)  Passing in violation of subsection 4 of section 304.582;

  (3)  Failure to stop for a work zone flagman or failure to obey traffic control devices erected in the construction zone or work zone for purposes of controlling the flow of motor vehicles through the zone;

  (4)  Driving through or around a work zone by any lane not clearly designated to motorists for the flow of traffic through or around the work zone;

  (5)  Physically assaulting, or attempting to assault, or threatening to assault a highway worker in a construction zone or work zone, with a motor vehicle or other instrument;

  (6)  Intentionally striking, moving, or altering barrels, barriers, signs, or other devices erected to control the flow of traffic to protect workers and motorists in the work zone for a reason other than avoidance of an obstacle, an emergency, or to protect the health and safety of an occupant of the motor vehicle or of another person; or

  (7)  Committing any of the following offenses for which points may be assessed under section 302.302:

  (a)  Leaving the scene of an accident in violation of section 577.060;

  (b)  Careless and imprudent driving in violation of subsection 4 of section 304.016;

  (c)  Operating without a valid license in violation of subdivision (1) or (2) of subsection 1 of section 302.020;

  (d)  Operating with a suspended or revoked license;

  (e)  Driving while in an intoxicated condition or under the influence of controlled substances or drugs or driving with an excessive blood alcohol content;

  (f)  Any felony involving the use of a motor vehicle.

  2.  Upon conviction or a plea of guilty for committing the offense of endangerment of a highway worker under subsection 1 of this section if no injury or death to a highway worker resulted from the offense, in addition to any other penalty authorized by law, the person shall be subject to a fine of not more than one thousand dollars and shall have four points assessed to his or her driver's license under section 302.302.

  3.  A person shall be deemed to commit the offense of "aggravated endangerment of a highway worker" upon conviction or a plea of guilty for any offense under subsection 1 of this section when such offense occurs in a construction zone or work zone as defined in section 304.580 and results in the injury or death of a highway worker.  Upon conviction or a plea of guilty for committing the offense of aggravated endangerment of a highway worker, in addition to any other penalty authorized by law, the person shall be subject to a fine of not more than five thousand dollars if the offense resulted in injury to a highway worker and ten thousand dollars if the offense resulted in death to a highway worker.  In addition, such person shall have twelve points assessed to their driver's license under section 302.302 and shall be subject to the provisions of section 302.304 regarding the revocation of the person's license and driving privileges.

  4.  Except for the offense established under subdivision (6) of subsection 1 of this section, no person shall be deemed to commit the offense of endangerment of a highway worker except when the act or omission constituting the offense occurred when one or more highway workers were in the construction zone or work zone.

  5.  No person shall be cited or convicted for endangerment of a highway worker or aggravated endangerment of a highway worker, for any act or omission otherwise constituting an offense under subsection 1 of this section, if such act or omission resulted in whole or in part from mechanical failure of the person's vehicle or from the negligence of another person or a highway worker.

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(L. 2006 S.B. 872, et al.)


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