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New Jersey Statutes, Title: 52, STATE GOVERNMENT, DEPARTMENTS AND OFFICERS
Chapter 17B: Establishment of department; "the department" defined
Section: 52:17B-194.19: Issuance of advisory.
3. a. A Hit and Run Advisory authorized pursuant to this act may be issued in accordance with the following criteria, which shall be incorporated into the guidelines required by subsection c. of section 2 of P.L.2019, c.465 (C.52:17B-194.18):
(1) the lead law enforcement agency confirms that a person has been seriously injured or killed as a result of a motor vehicle accident and the driver of a vehicle involved in the accident appears to have left the scene of that accident under circumstances that may constitute a violation of the provisions of R.S.39:4-129, and a suspect has not been apprehended;
(2) there is sufficient information available to indicate that a Hit and Run Advisory would assist in locating the vehicle involved in the accident or the driver of the vehicle including, but not limited to, the license plate number, make and model of the vehicle involved, the nature of damage to the vehicle involved, or a description or other identifying information about the driver or passenger of the vehicle involved; and
(3) the lead law enforcement agency requests that a Hit and Run Advisory be issued.
b. Nothing in this section shall require that a Hit and Run Advisory be issued if the criteria under paragraphs (1), (2), and (3) of subsection a. of this section are met, but it is determined by the lead law enforcement agency that the activation of a Hit and Run Advisory would cause public harm or would compromise an ongoing investigation.
c. When the State Police concur within the determination of the lead law enforcement agency to issue a Hit and Run Advisory, the State Police Operational Dispatch Unit shall immediately notify the Department of Transportation, the New Jersey Turnpike Authority, and the South Jersey Transportation Authority as deemed appropriate by the unit. The State Police Operational Dispatch Unit shall ensure that employees of the New Jersey Transit Corporation who are on duty at any time the Hit and Run Advisory is in effect receive notice of the Hit and Run Advisory along with all pertinent information.
d. The Hit and Run Advisory may be issued in a manner designed to reach those members of the public in locations that are relatively likely to observe the vehicle involved in the accident or the suspect, based on the time and place of the accident. The range of the advisory may be expanded over time when the vehicle involved is not located or the suspect is not apprehended.
e. The State Police shall, in a timely manner, update the broadcast media and any other entity receiving notice of a Hit and Run Advisory with new information concerning the accident, when appropriate.
f. The Hit and Run Advisory shall terminate upon notice from the State Police.
L.2019, c.465, s.3.
This section added to the Rutgers Database: 2020-03-11 16:13:06.
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