North Carolina General Statutes § 20-141.6 Aggressive Driving

(a)        Any person who operates a motor vehicle on a street, highway, or public vehicular area is guilty of aggressive driving if the person:

(1)        Violates either G.S. 20-141 or G.S. 20-141.1, and

(2)        Drives carelessly and heedlessly in willful or wanton disregard of the rights or safety of others.

(b)        For the purposes of this section only, in order to prove a violation of subsection (a)(2), the State must show that the person committed two or more of the below specified offenses while in violation of subsection (a)(1):

(1)        Running through a red light in violation of G.S. 20-158(b)(2) or (b)(3), or G.S. 20-158(c)(2) or (c)(3).

(2)        Running through a stop sign in violation of G.S. 20-158(b)(1) or (c)(1).

(3)        Illegal passing in violation of G.S. 20-149 or G.S. 20-150.

(4)        Failing to yield right-of-way in violation of G.S. 20-155, 20-156, 20-158(b)(4) or (c)(4) or 20-158.1.

(5)        Following too closely in violation of G.S. 20-152.

(c)        A person convicted of aggressive driving is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor.

(d)       The offense of reckless driving under G.S. 20-140 is a lesser-included offense of the offense set forth in this section. (2004-193, s. 1.)

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