Sec. 25-155. Disregarding police officer's signal to stop; penalties.
(a) Any person who, having received a visible or audible signal from any police officer to bring his motor vehicle to a stop, shall operate such motor vehicle in a willful or wanton disregard of such signal so as to interfere with or endanger the operation of the police vehicle or endanger other property or person, or who shall increase his speed and attempt to escape or elude such police officer shall be guilty of a class 1 misdemeanor.
(b) When any person is convicted under this section, then in addition to the penalties provided herein, the driver's license of such person may be suspended by the court or judge for a period not to exceed one (1) year. However, in any case where the speed of the accused is determined to have exceeded the maximum allowed by fifteen (15) miles per hour where the maximum speed is fifty-five (55) miles per hour or greater, the driver's license shall be suspended by the court or judge trying the case for a period of not less than ninety (90) days. In case of conviction and suspension the court or judge shall order the surrender of the license to the court where it shall be disposed of in accordance with the provisions of Section 46.1-425 of the Code of Virginia. (Code 1959, § 20-77.1; Ord. No. O-85-290, § 1, 11-26-85; Ord. No. O-88-184, § 1, 8-9-88)
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