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47-10-103.


47-10-103.
   
   The driver of any vehicle involved in an accident resulting only in
   damage to a vehicle which is driven or attended by any person shall
   immediately stop such vehicle at the scene of such accident or as
   close thereto as possible but shall forthwith return to and in every
   event shall remain at the scene of such accident until he has
   fulfilled the requirements of Section 10-104 of this title. Every such
   stop shall be made without obstructing traffic more than is necessary.
   Any person failing to stop or comply with said requirements under such
   circumstances shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction
   thereof shall be punished by a fine not to exceed Five Hundred Dollars
   ($500.00) or by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than one
   (1) year, or by both such fine and imprisonment. In addition to the
   criminal penalties imposed by this section, any person violating the
   provisions of this section shall be subject to liability for damages
   in an amount equal to three times the value of the damage caused by
   the accident. Said damages shall be recoverable in a civil action.
   Nothing in this section shall prevent a judge from ordering
   restitution for any damage caused by a driver involved in an accident
   provided for in this section.
   

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