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55-10-502  -  Drag Racing - Penalty

(a) Drag racing is declared to be a Class B misdemeanor, and any person or persons who operate a motor vehicle or motor vehicles upon the public highways of this state, or while on the premises of any shopping center, trailer park, any apartment house complex, or any other premises generally frequented by the public at large, or who is a participant therein, for the purpose of drag racing commits a Class B misdemeanor unless the premises are properly licensed for this purpose.

(b) If the violation of subsection (a) results in the serious bodily injury of a participant, passenger, bystander or other person, drag racing shall be punished as provided in § 39-13-106(b) for vehicular assault.

(c) Any motor vehicle used to commit the offense of drag racing or to flee after commission of the offense of drag racing is, upon conviction for the offense, subject to seizure and forfeiture as provided in title 40, chapter 33, part 1.

Range of Punishment for Felonies & Misdemeanors, T.C.A. § 40-35-111


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