REFERENCE TITLE: vehicle occupants; evidence of identity
State of Arizona
House of Representatives
First Regular Session
amending section 28‑1595, Arizona Revised Statutes; relating to motor vehicle occupants.
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Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Arizona:
Section 1. Section 28-1595, Arizona Revised Statutes, is amended to read:
28-1595. Failure to stop or provide driver license or evidence of identity; violation; classification; definition
A. The operator of a motor vehicle who knowingly fails or refuses to bring the operator's motor vehicle to a stop after being given a visual or audible signal or instruction by a peace officer or duly authorized agent of a traffic enforcement agency is guilty of a class 2 misdemeanor.
B. After stopping as required by subsection A of this section, the operator of a motor vehicle who fails or refuses to exhibit the operator's driver license as required by section 28‑3169 or a driver who is not licensed and who fails or refuses to provide evidence of the driver's evidence of identity on request is guilty of a class 2 misdemeanor. The evidence of identity that is presented shall contain all of the following information:
1. The driver's full name.
2. The driver's date of birth.
3. The driver's residence address.
4. A brief physical description of the driver, including the driver's sex, weight, height and eye and hair color.
5. The driver's signature.
C. A person other than the driver of a motor vehicle who fails or refuses to provide evidence of the person's evidence of identity to a peace officer or a duly authorized agent of a traffic enforcement agency on request, when such officer or agent has reasonable cause to believe the person has committed a violation of this title, is guilty of a class 2 misdemeanor.
D. A peace officer or duly authorized agent of a traffic enforcement agency may give the signal or instruction required by subsection A of this section by hand, emergency light, voice, whistle or siren.
E. A person shall not be convicted of a violation of subsection B of this section if the person provided evidence of identity required by subsection B, paragraphs 1 through 5 of this section and produces to the court a legible driver license or an authorized duplicate of the license that is issued to the person and that was valid at the time the violation of subsection B of this section occurred.
F. For the purposes of this section, "evidence of identity" means evidence that a driver or other person presents on request and that contains all of the following information:
1. The driver's or person's full name.
2. The driver's or person's date of birth.
3. The driver's or person's residential address.
4. A brief description of the driver or person, including sex, weight, height, eye color and hair color.
5. The driver's or person's signature.