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(625 ILCS 5/11-204)
(from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 11-204)
Fleeing or attempting to elude a peace officer.
(a) Any driver or operator of a motor vehicle who, having been given a
visual or audible signal by a peace officer directing such driver or
operator to bring his vehicle to a stop, wilfully fails or refuses to obey
such direction, increases his speed, extinguishes his lights, or otherwise
flees or attempts to elude the officer, is guilty of a Class A
The signal given by the peace officer may be by hand, voice, siren, red or
blue light. Provided, the officer giving such signal shall be in police
uniform, and, if driving a vehicle, such vehicle shall display
illuminated oscillating, rotating or flashing red or blue lights which when
used in conjunction with an audible horn or siren would indicate the
vehicle to be an official police vehicle.
Such requirement shall not preclude the use of amber or white
oscillating, rotating or flashing lights in conjunction with red or blue
oscillating, rotating or flashing lights as required in Section 12-215 of
(b) Upon receiving notice of such conviction the Secretary of State
shall suspend the drivers license of the person so convicted for a
period of not more than 6 months for a first conviction and not more than 12
months for a second conviction.
(c) A third or subsequent violation of this Section
is a Class 4 felony.
(Source: P.A. 93-120, eff. 1-1-04.)