2010 Tennessee Code
Title 39 - Criminal Offenses
Chapter 13 - Offenses Against Person
Part 2 - Criminal Homicide
39-13-213 - Vehicular homicide.
39-13-213. Vehicular homicide.
(a) Vehicular homicide is the reckless killing of another by the operation of an automobile, airplane, motorboat or other motor vehicle, as the proximate result of:
(1) Conduct creating a substantial risk of death or serious bodily injury to a person;
(2) The driver's intoxication, as set forth in § 55-10-401. For the purposes of this section, intoxication includes alcohol intoxication as defined by § 55-10-408, drug intoxication, or both; or
(3) As the proximate result of conduct constituting the offense of drag racing as prohibited by title 55, chapter 10, part 5.
(b) (1) Vehicular homicide under subsection (a)(1) or (a)(3) is a Class C felony.
(2) Vehicular homicide under subsection (a)(2) is a Class B felony.
(c) The court shall prohibit a defendant convicted of vehicular homicide from driving a vehicle in this state for a period of time not less than three (3) years nor more than ten (10) years.
[Acts 1989, ch. 591, § 1; T.C.A., § 39-13-209; Acts 1990, ch. 1038, § 4; 1995, ch. 415, § 1; 2006, ch. 971, §§ 2, 3.]
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