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  43.600.  Patrol to maintain toll-free hot line for reports of drunken or reckless driving, auto accidents or breakdowns, and criminal activities — duties of patrol after receipt — false reports, penalty. — 1.  The department of public safety, through the highway patrol, shall establish and maintain a statewide toll-free emergency telephone service which shall be operated on a twenty-four-hour schedule.  The telephone system shall be capable of receiving reports of an individual operating a motor vehicle while in an intoxicated or drugged condition; careless and reckless driving; auto accidents; or criminal activity.  This number can also be used to inform the highway patrol that the person operating a vehicle has vehicular problems.

  2.  This service shall receive reports over a single statewide toll-free number.  Upon receiving such a report, the highway patrol shall contact the law enforcement agency of the jurisdiction where the reported suspected driver or incident was observed at which time the appropriate law enforcement official or highway patrolman may investigate the reported suspect.

  3.  Any person convicted of filing a false report shall be guilty of a class B misdemeanor and may be fined up to five hundred dollars.


(L. 1988 S.B. 800 §§ 1, 2, 3)

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