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Evade and Elude

A person is guilty of evade and elude if:

  • Any person who, having received a visible or audible signal from any law-enforcement officer to bring his motor vehicle to a stop,
  • drives such motor vehicle in a willful and wanton disregard of such signal or
  • who attempts to escape or elude such law-enforcement officer whether on foot, in the vehicle, or by other means.

Evade and elude is punishable by up to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine; however, if the driving is done in such a manner as to constitute a willful and wanton disregard for the safety of another person, it is punishable by up to ten years in prison and/or a $2,500 fine.

VIRGINIA CODE: http://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title46.2/chapter8/section46.2-817/