CHAPTER 186

NEGLIGENT HOMICIDE

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 149 OF THE REVISED CODE OF DELAWARE, 1935, BY ADDING A NEW SECTION TO BE KNOWN AS SECTION 25, RELATING TO THE CRIME OF NEGLIGENT HOMICIDE.

Be it enacted by the Senate and the House of. Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:

Section 1. That Chapter 149 of the Revised Code of Delaware, 1935, as amended be and the same is hereby further amended by adding to and enacting a new Section to be known and styled as 5180a. Section 25 of said Chapter 149.

5180a. Sec. 25. Negligent Homicide by Motor Vehicle; Penalty:--Every person who through the operation of a motor vehicle in reckless disregard of the safety of others shall cause injury to another person, which injury shall be the proximate cause of the death of the person within one year from such injury shall be deemed guilty of negligent homicide, and upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not less than One Hundred nor more than One Thousand Dollars, or shall be imprisoned for a term of not more than one year, or both, at the discretion of the Court, provided that nothing contained herein shall modify or affect the laws relating to death resulting from the perpetration or attempt to perpetrate a crime. The provisions hereof shall include, but shall not be restricted to, owners of motor vehicles who permit such vehicles to be operated where any Such vehicle is known by such owner to be in a dangerous and unsafe condition for operation.

Approved April 4, 1947.