CHAPTER 141

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 21, SECTION 4103 (b), RELATING TO OBEDIENCE TO POLICE OFFICERS.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware:

Section 1. Title 21, Section 4103 (b) is amended by deleting this subsection in its entirety and substituting in lieu thereof a new subsection (b) to read as follows:

(b) Any driver who, having received a visual or audible signal from a police officer identifiable by uniform, by motor vehicle, or by a clearly discernible police signal to bring his vehicle to a stop, operates his vehicle in disregard of the 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 $500 nor more than $2000 or imprisoned for not less than 60 days nor more than 6 months, or both. Upon receiving notice of such conviction the Commissioner, at his discretion, may forthwith revoke the operator's or chauffeur's license of the person so convicted for a period of two years. For each subsequent like offense, he shall be fined not less than $1000 nor more than $3000 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 three year period.

Approved June 14, 1969.