Oregon Statutes - Chapter 811 - Rules of the Road for Drivers - Section 811.710 - Failure to perform duties of driver when animal is injured; penalty.

(1) A person commits the offense of failure to perform the duties of a driver when an animal is injured if the person knowingly strikes and injures a domestic animal and the person does not do all of the following:

(a) Stop at once.

(b) Make a reasonable effort to determine the nature of the animalís injuries.

(c) Give reasonable attention to the animal.

(d) Immediately report the injury to the animalís owner.

(e) If unable to contact the owner of the animal, notify a police officer.

(2) The requirements under this section for a driver to stop and attend an injured animal depend on the traffic hazards then existing.

(3) The offense described in this section, failure to perform the duties of a driver when an animal is injured, is a Class B traffic violation. [1983 c.338 §574]

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