Aggravated involuntary manslaughter; punishment when committed by unlicensed driver. (HB1601)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Peace (R-Mechanicsville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Aggravated involuntary manslaughter.  Provides that any person who, as a result of driving under the influence in violation of clause (ii), (iii), or (iv) of 18.2-266 (DUI) or any local ordinance substantially similar thereto, unintentionally causes the death of another personwhile operating a motor vehicle (i) without a valid drivers license or (ii) when his license is suspended or revoked is guilty of aggravated involuntary manslaughter, a felony punishable by a term of imprisonment of not less than one nor more than 20 years, one year of which shall be a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment. Under current law, a person is guilty of aggravated involuntary manslaughter when he causes the death of another while driving under the influence in a manner so gross, wanton, and culpable as to show a reckless disregard for human life. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/06/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11101958D
01/06/2011Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/07/2011Impact statement from (HB1601)
01/07/2011Impact statement from VCSC (HB1601)
02/08/2011Left in Courts of Justice