Reports of a traffic complaint lead to a police chase in Coeur d’Alene. The suspect was driving eastbound on I-90 towards Coeur d’Alene. Idaho State Police discontinued the pursuit for a time out of concern for public safety. A few minutes later, police located the vehicle again and were able to stop the vehicle with deployed stop sticks, which deflated one of the tires on the suspect’s pickup truck. The suspect then attempted to flee again driving into a residential yard and fleeing on foot. With the assistance of a K9, the suspect was found and taken into custody. The reckless driver is now facing charges of felony eluding, resisting and obstructing, malicious injury to property, and reckless driving. Reckless driving can lead to substantial consequences. The following are a few examples.
What is Considered Reckless Driving?
Reckless driving is when a driver disregards the rules of the road and puts the safety of others at risk. Other terms for reckless driving include careless driving or dangerous driving. Violations for reckless driving vary by the driver’s state of residence. The following are a few examples of driving actions that show negligence or reckless driving that could result in a citation.
- Running a red light or stop sign.
- Excessive speeding.
- Failing to yield the right-of-way to other vehicles or pedestrians.
- Racing other vehicles.
- Passing over a double yellow line on a two-lane highway.
- Passing a school bus with their stop sign out.
- Evading law enforcement.
- Driving distracted. For example, texting while driving.
- Driving under the influence or while intoxicated (DUI/DWI). A driver may also be charged with a DUI/DWI as well as reckless driving.
Consequences of Reckless Driving
Severe penalties may follow reckless driving. In some states, reckless driving may qualify as a misdemeanor offense, which will stay on your permanent criminal record.
While it depends on the circumstances as well as your state, the following are a few examples of consequences you could face if convicted of reckless driving.
- Hefty fines ranging from hundreds to thousands of dollars.
- Jail time.
- License suspension.
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