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The 2003 Florida Statutes

Title XLVI
Chapter 782
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Section 782.072, Florida Statutes 2003

782.072  Vessel homicide.--"Vessel homicide" is the killing of a human being by the operation of a vessel as defined in s. 327.02 by another in a reckless manner likely to cause the death of, or great bodily harm to, another. Vessel homicide is:

(1)  A felony of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.

(2)  A felony of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084, if:

(a)  At the time of the accident, the person knew, or should have known, that the accident occurred; and

(b)  The person failed to give information and render aid as required by s. 327.30(1).

This subsection does not require that the person knew that the accident resulted in injury or death.

History.--s. 1, ch. 87-20; s. 15, ch. 96-330; s. 2, ch. 99-153.

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