2011 Connecticut Code
Title 53a Penal Code
Chapter 952 Penal Code: Offenses
Sec. 53a-57. Misconduct with a motor vehicle: Class D felony.

      Sec. 53a-57. Misconduct with a motor vehicle: Class D felony. (a) A person is guilty of misconduct with a motor vehicle when, with criminal negligence in the operation of a motor vehicle, he causes the death of another person.

      (b) Misconduct with a motor vehicle is a class D felony.

      (1969, P.A. 828, S. 58; P.A. 76-16; P.A. 82-403, S. 3.)

      History: P.A. 76-16 defined "intoxication" for purposes of section; P.A. 82-403 amended Subsec. (a) by deleting the provision that a person is guilty of misconduct with a motor vehicle when he causes the death of another person "in consequence of his intoxication while operating a motor vehicle" and by deleting the definition of "intoxication".

      See Sec. 14-111g re motor vehicle operator's retraining program.

      Cited. 174 C. 112; Id., 118. Cited. 176 C. 445; Id., 451. Cited. 188 C. 620. Cited. 202 C. 629. Cited. 207 C. 336. Cited. 216 C. 699. Cited. 222 C. 444. Cited. 229 C. 228.

      Cited. 3 CA 137. Violation of Sec. 14-222a, negligent homicide with a motor vehicle, is a lesser included offense of misconduct with a motor vehicle. 9 CA 686. Not a lesser included offense of Sec. 53a-56b(a). 11 CA 473. Cited. 15 CA 392. Cited. 16 CA 497. Cited. 21 CA 138. Cited. 22 CA 108. Cited. 23 CA 720. Cited. 28 CA 283. Cited. 29 CA 825. Cited. 30 CA 428. Cited. 34 CA 655. Conviction upheld where defendant became aware that his ability to operate a motor vehicle was impaired, yet continued to operate the motor vehicle. 64 CA 631.

      Cited. 35 CS 519. Cited. 36 CS 527.

      Subsec. (a):

      Cited. 20 CA 495. This subsec. and Sec. 14-223(b) contain multiple elements that are dissimilar, and the clear language of the statutes themselves is sufficient for conclusion that they do not impose two punishments for the same act. 84 CA 351.

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