2017 Indiana Code
TITLE 9. Motor Vehicles
ARTICLE 26. ACCIDENTS AND ACCIDENT REPORTS
CHAPTER 3. Duties of State Police Department and Accident Reports
9-26-3-4. Confidentiality and use of reports; disclosure of identity of person; use as evidence at trial; certificate that report has or has not been made

Universal Citation: IN Code § 9-26-3-4 (2017)
IC 9-26-3-4 Confidentiality and use of reports; disclosure of identity of person; use as evidence at trial; certificate that report has or has not been made

     Sec. 4. (a) This section does not apply to an accident report filed by a law enforcement officer or filed by a coroner or similar officer under IC 9-26-4-2.

     (b) Except as provided in subsection (c), each required accident report and supplemental report is without prejudice to the reporting individual and is for the confidential use of the state police department or other state agencies having use of the records for accident prevention purposes.

     (c) The state police department may disclose the identity of a person involved in an accident when the person's identity is not otherwise known or when the person denies being present at the accident.

     (d) A report may not be used as evidence in a trial, civil or criminal, arising out of an accident. However, the state police department shall, upon the demand of a:

(1) person who has, or claims to have, made a report; or

(2) court;

furnish a certificate showing that a specified accident report has or has not been made to the state police department solely to prove a compliance or a failure to comply with the requirement that a report be made to the state police department.

[Pre-1991 Recodification Citation: 9-4-1-51.]

As added by P.L.2-1991, SEC.14.

 

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