Rappahannock County, VA
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the County of Rappahannock as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Emergencies — See Ch. 18.
[Adopted 10-2-2006]
A person convicted of violating any of the following provisions of the Code of Virginia shall be liable for restitution at the time of sentencing, or in a separate civil action, to the County of Rappahannock for reasonable expenses incurred by the County for responding law enforcement, fire-fighting, rescue and emergency services, including by the Sheriff's office, or by any volunteer fire or rescue squad, or by any combination of the foregoing, when providing appropriate emergency response to any accident or incident related to such violation:
The provisions of: §§ 18.2-51.4, 18.2-266, 18.2-266.1, 29.1-738, 29.1-738.02 or a similar ordinance, when such operation of a motor vehicle while so impaired is the proximate cause of the accident or incident;
The provisions of Article 7 (§ 46.2-852 et seq.) of Chapter 8 of Title 46.2 relating to reckless driving, when such reckless driving is the proximate cause of the accident or incident;
The provisions of Article 1 (§ 46.2-300 et seq.) of chapter 3 of Title 46.2 relating to driving without a license or driving with a suspended or revoked license; and
The provisions of § 46.2-894 relating to improperly leaving the scene of an accident.
Personal liability under this article for reasonable expenses of an appropriate emergency response shall be a flat fee of $250. The provisions of this article shall not preempt or limit any remedy available to the commonwealth, to the locality or to any volunteer rescue squad to recover the reasonable expenses of an emergency response to an accident or incident not involving impaired driving, operation of a vehicle or other conduct as set forth herein.[1]
Editor's Note: Former Art. II, Emergency Medical Services Cost Recovery, adopted 5-6-2013, as amended, which immediately followed, was repealed 1-3-2018.