Rules of the Road for Drivers

ORS 811.535
Failing to obey police officer

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(1)

A person commits the offense of failing to obey a police officer if the person refuses or fails to comply with any lawful order, signal or direction of a police officer who:

(a)

Is displaying the police officer’s star or badge; and

(b)

Has lawful authority to direct, control or regulate traffic.

(2)

The offense described in this section, failing to obey a police officer, is a Class B traffic violation. [1983 c.338 §663; 1995 c.383 §79]

Notes of Decisions

Under Former Similar Statute

This section encompasses only those orders which fall under the officer's general authority to direct, control or regulate traffic and thus the state must establish as an element of the offense that the order allegedly disobeyed related to that authority. State v. Rodinshy, 60 Or App 193, 653 P2d 551 (1982)

Chapter 811

See also annotations under ORS chapter 483 in permanent edition.

Notes of Decisions

Under Former Similar Statute

A party in violation of a motor vehicle statute is negligent as a matter of law unless he introduces evidence from which the trier of fact could find that he was acting as a reasonably prudent person under the circumstances. Barnum v. Williams, 264 Or 71, 504 P2d 122 (1972)

Law Review Citations

Under Former Similar Statute

10 WLJ 207 (1974)


Source

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Jun. 26, 2021