Hit and Run Laws in

Idaho


TITLE 18
CRIMES AND PUNISHMENTS
CHAPTER 80
MOTOR VEHICLES
18-8007. LEAVING SCENE OF ACCIDENT RESULTING IN INJURY OR DEATH.

(1) The driver of any vehicle that has been involved in an accident, either upon public or private property open to the public, who knows or has reason to know that said accident has resulted in injury to or death of any person shall:

(a) Immediately stop the vehicle at the scene of the accident or as close thereto as possible. Every stop required under this section shall be made without obstructing traffic more than is necessary.

(b) Remain at the scene of the accident until the driver has fulfilled all the requirements under this section.

(c) Give his name, address, the name of his insurance agent or company if he has automobile liability insurance, and the motor vehicle registration number of the vehicle he is driving to the person struck, or to the driver or occupant of or person attending any vehicle collided with.

(d) If available, exhibit his driver's license to the person struck, or to the driver or occupant of or person attending any vehicle collided with.

(e) Render to any person injured in the accident reasonable assistance, including the conveying or the making of arrangements for the conveying of such person to a physician, surgeon, hospital or other medical facility, for medical or surgical treatment, if it is apparent that such treatment is necessary or if such conveying is requested by the injured person.

(2) A violation of any provision of this section shall constitute a felony and be punished by a fine of not more than five thousand dollars ($5,000) or by imprisonment in the state penitentiary for a period of not more than five (5) years, or by both such fine and imprisonment.

(3) The director of the transportation department shall revoke for a period of one (1) year the driver's license or permit to drive, or the nonresident operating privilege, of any person convicted or found guilty of violating any provision of this section. Such revocation shall preclude any type of work permit or other form of limited driving privileges as provided in section 49-326, Idaho Code.

TITLE 19
CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
CHAPTER 4
TIME OF COMMENCING CRIMINAL ACTIONS 19-402.
COMMENCEMENT OF PROSECUTIONS FOR CRIMES AGAINST CHILDREN AND
OTHER FELONIES.

(1) A prosecution for any felony other than murder, voluntary manslaughter, rape pursuant to section 18-6101 2., 3., 4., 5. or 7., or section 18-6108, Idaho Code, or any felony committed upon or against a minor child, or an act of terrorism as set forth in sections 18-8102, 18-8103, 18-3322, 18-3323 and 18-3324, Idaho Code, must be commenced by the filing of the complaint or the finding of an indictment within five (5) years after its commission. Except as provided in subsection (2) of this section, a prosecution for any felony committed upon or against a minor child must be commenced within five (5) years after the commission of the offense by the filing of the complaint or a finding of an indictment.

(2) A prosecution under section 18-1506 or 18-1508, Idaho Code, must be commenced within five (5) years after the date the child reaches eighteen (18) years of age.

(3) A prosecution under section 18-1506A, Idaho Code, must be commenced within three (3) years after the date of initial disclosure by the victim.

(4) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, an indictment may be found, or an information instituted, at any time without limitation for a prosecution under section 18-8103, 18-3322, 18-3323 or 18-3324, Idaho Code.

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