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Title XXXVIII CRIMES AND PUNISHMENT; PEACE OFFICERS AND PUBLIC DEFENDERS

Chapter 568

< > Effective - 28 Aug 2000, 2 histories, see footnote (history) bottom

  568.052.  Until December 31, 2016 — Leaving a child unattended in a motor vehicle who causes an accident — first and second degree, penalties. — 1.  As used in this section, the following terms mean:

  (1)  "Collision", the act of a motor vehicle coming into contact with an object or a person;

  (2)  "Injury", physical harm to the body of a person;

  (3)  "Motor vehicle", any automobile, truck, truck-tractor, or any motor bus or motor-propelled vehicle not exclusively operated or driven on fixed rails or tracks;

  (4)  "Unattended", not accompanied by an individual fourteen years of age or older.

  2.  A person commits the crime of leaving a child unattended in a motor vehicle in the first degree if such person knowingly leaves a child ten years of age or less unattended in a motor vehicle and such child fatally injures another person by causing a motor vehicle collision or by causing the motor vehicle to fatally injure a pedestrian.  Such person shall be guilty of a class C felony.

  3.  A person commits the crime of leaving a child unattended in a motor vehicle in the second degree if such person knowingly leaves a child ten years of age or less unattended in a motor vehicle and such child injures another person by causing a motor vehicle collision or by causing the motor vehicle to injure a pedestrian.  Such person shall be guilty of a class A misdemeanor.

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(L. 2000 S.B. 757 & 602)

Transferred 2014; now 577.300; Effective 1-01-17


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