22.0509 When driver unable to report-False reports.

Cite as [A.S.C.A. § 22.0509]

(a) An accident report is not required under this chapter from any person who is physically incapable of making such report during the period of such incapacity.

(b) Whenever the driver of a vehicle is physically incapable of giving an immediate notice of an accident as required under 22.0507 and there was another occupant in the vehicle at the time of the accident capable of doing so, such occupant shall make or cause to be given the notice not given by the driver.

(c) Whenever the driver is physically incapable of making a written report of an accident as required under 22.0508, and the driver is not the owner of the vehicle, then the owner of the vehicle involved in the accident shall within 24 hours after learning of the accident, make the report not made by the driver.

(d) Any person who fails to report or gives information in reports as required under 22.0508, or in this section, knowing or having reason to believe that such information is false shall be fined not more than $500, or imprisoned for not more than 6 months, or both.

History: 1977, PL 15-17.