CHAPTER 139

AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 4122, TITLE 21, DELAWARE CODE, RELATING TO STOPPING AT COMMAND OF POLICE OFFICERS.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware (two-thirds of all the Members elected to each House concurring therein):

Section 1. Section 4122, Title 21, Delaware Code is amended by adding a new subsection thereto as follows:

(c) Any driver who, having received a visual or audible signal from a police officer to bring his vehicle to a stop, operates his vehicle in disregard of said signal or interferes with or endangers the operation of the police vehicle or who increases his speed or extinguishes his lights and attempts to flee or elude the police officer, shall be fined for the first offense, not less than $200 nor more than $1000 or imprisoned for not less than 60 days nor more than 6 months, or both. Upon receiving notice of such conviction, the Commissioner shall forthwith revoke the operator's or chauffeur's license of the person so convicted for a period of one (1) year.

For each subsequent like offense he shall be fined not less than $500 nor more than $2000 and imprisoned not less than 60 days nor more than 18 months.

Upon receiving a court notice of conviction for a subsequent like offense, the Commissioner shall revoke the operator's or chauffeur's license for an additional one (1) year period.

Approved July 11, 1961.