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Chapter 246. Motor Vehicles

  • Sec. 14-37a. Special operator's permit for purposes of employment, education or medically necessary treatment.

Chapter 248. Vehicle Highway Use

  • Sec. 14-227a. Operation while under the influence of liquor or drug or while having an elevated blood alcohol content. (2022 Supplement).

  • Sec. 14-227b. Implied consent to test operator's blood, breath or urine. Testing procedures. License suspension. Hearing. (2022 Supplement).

  • Sec. 14-227e. Community service for persons convicted of operation while under the influence of liquor or drug.

  • Sec. 14-227g. Operation by person under twenty-one years of age while blood alcohol content exceeds two-hundredths of one per cent. Procedures. Penalties.

  • Sec. 14-227h. Impoundment of motor vehicle operated by certain persons arrested for operating while under the influence of liquor or drug.

Chapter 952. Penal Code: Offenses

  • Sec. 53a-40f. Persistent operating while under the influence felony offender. Authorized sentences.

  • Sec. 53a-56b. Manslaughter in the second degree with a motor vehicle: Class C felony.

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Connecticut Case Law

  • McCoy v. Commissioner of Public Safety, 300 Conn. 144 (2011)
    We conclude that a breach of Sec. 14-227a does not fall within the motor vehicle violation exception to the definition of a criminal "offense" pursuant to General Statutes Sec. 53a-24 (a) and, therefore, a second conviction under Sec. 14-227a within a ten year period is a felony because it carries with it a term of imprisonment of up to two years.

  • State v. Haight. 279 Conn. 546 (2006)
    What constitutes operating a motor vehicle?

  • Tarro v. Commissioner of Motor Vehicles, 279 Conn. 280 (2006)
    Officer had a reasonable suspicion to stop a speeder.

  • State v. Milotte, 95 Conn. App. 616 (2006)
    Police officer lacked a reasonable and articulable suspicion of criminal activity to justify a warrantless investigatory stop of defendant's vehicle

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