Driving while intoxicated or operating watercraft while intoxicated; maiming, etc., of another. (HB1941)

Introduced By

Del. Rob Bell (R-Charlottesville) with support from co-patron Del. Mike Mullin (D-Newport News)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Maiming, etc., of another; driving while intoxicated; operating watercraft while intoxicated; penalties. Increases from a Class 6 felony to a Class 4 felony the punishment for a person who, as a result of driving while intoxicated or operating a watercraft or motorboat while intoxicated in a manner so gross, wanton, and culpable as to show reckless disregard for human life, unintentionally causes the serious bodily injury of another person resulting in permanent and significant physical impairment. Creates a Class 6 felony for such driving or operation that unintentionally causes the serious bodily injury of another person. Amends § 18.2-51.4, § 18.2-51.5, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


01/06/2019: Awaiting a Vote in the Courts of Justice Committee


01/06/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19102606D
01/06/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/07/2019Impact statement from VCSC (HB1941)

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