Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Police Might Use Little-Used Law

The driver of a Las Vegas-bound tour bus could be charged with violating the law for driving into flash floodwaters that caused the bus to flip onto its side. No one was injured in the accident. A spokeswoman for the local sheriff’s department said that her office might cite the driver under a little-used state law.

Attorneys know that the 1995 law imposes up to $2,000 of the cost of the emergency response crews when a vehicle enters a flooded area. The bus company claims there was no warning about the possibility of flood conditions when the bus entered what appeared to be a couple of inches of water.

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