Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Can a officer stop a driver for hitting a deer?


A driver hits a deer with his car. He doesn't stop. Officer observes the collision and then pulls them over for hitting the deer not stopping.

Interesting issue. Is there an affirmative duty to pull over if you hit a deer? I suppose it is property damage of the king's traditionally speaking. In essence all wildlife is the property of the state of Oregon.

Of course if the driver was driving carelessly or recklessly the officer could've pulled him over for that.

(Dictated into my iPhone and not reviewed.)

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